DUSSELDORF, Germany (Dec. 16)
The 1958 Leo Baeck Prize for literature was awarded today to three writers living in Britain, Switzerland and Germany. The prize, awarded annually by the Central Council of Jews in Germany and the Central Charitable Association of Jews in Germany, in memory of the late Chief Rabbi of Berlin, amounted to 3,000 marks.
The recipients were; Dr. H.G. Adler, of London, whose second volume on the Theresienstadt concentration camp has just appeared; Dr. Ernst Ehrlichl of Basle, one of Dr. Baeck’s last students and author of studies of ancient Jewish history; and, Erwin Sylvanus, of Voellinhausen, Westphalia, whose play about a physician in the Warsaw Ghetto, “Korczak and the Children,” will shortly be produced in 30 German and European theaters.