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Jewish Claims Conference Grants $135,000 in Scholarships, Fellowships

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Scholarships and Fellowships in the amount of $135,000 have been granted for the academic year 1958-59 to 163 students and scholars throughout the world, who are victims of Nazi persecution. This was announced today by Dr. Nabum Goldmann, president of the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany, which distributes these awards for Jewish study, research and creative work.

This is the fifth in the annual series of grants in the field of Jewish studies. Dr. Goldmann emphasized that the Conference considers one of its essential obligations to be the reconstruction of Jewish communal and cultural life and the encouragement of Jewish scholarship which the Nazis had sought to destroy, and that “the Conference will make every effort to aid in the rehabilitation of Jewish creative activities.”

The grant of $135,000 is a part of the $1,305,000 allocated by the Conference this year for cultural and educational rehabilitation in its overall budget, amounting to over $10,200,000. The major portion has been earmarked for basic relief needs of Jewish victims of Nazi persecution.

The conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany, which includes 23 major organizations the world over, administers funds received under the terms of the agreements which it negotiated in 1952 with the governments of Israel and the German Federal Republic.

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