German Jews Make First Leo Baeck Memorial a Wards

The Central Jewish Council and the Central Jewish Welfare Agency presented the first annual Leo Baeck Prize, named in memory of the great German Jewish rabbi and philosopher, jointly to a Swiss Jewish educator and to a young German radio and television writer. The award was made in connection with the first anniversary of Dr Baeck’s death and is to be conferred each year on scholars or students whose work and personality are in the spirit of Dr. Baeck.

Named to receive the first award were Dr. Hermann Levin Goldschmidt, founder and director of an institute for adult Jewish education in Zurich, and Dr. Peter Adler, 34, who has been active for years in fostering German-Jewish cooperation and in relief activities for distressed Jews.

Dr. Goldschmidt the author of several books on philosophical and Jewish subjects, recently published a volume on “the Legacy of German Jewry.” Dr. Adler produced a television show last year dramatizing the fate of the “forgotten” German Jewish refugees in Paris which was largely responsible for a Bundestag appropriation for a home for these aged refugees at Limours near Paris.

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