Hadassah Starts Observance of Centenary of Miss Szold’s Birth
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Hadassah Starts Observance of Centenary of Miss Szold’s Birth

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Five Henrietta Szold awards were presented today at a luncheon here at which Hadassah inaugurated a year-long observance of the 100th anniversary of the birth of Miss Szold, founder of Hadassah.

Two of the five award winners were present to accept them. They were Mrs. Albert D. Lasker, president of the Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation, cited as a “medical research benefactor and distinguished citizen, “and Dr. Leonard W. Mayo, president of the International Union for Child Welfare, cited as an “author, administrator and champion of the child.”

Three of the awards were given in absentia to Mrs. Golda Meir, Israel’s Foreign Minister, for outstanding public service; Dr. Martin Buber, the Jewish philosopher, for outstanding contributions to education; and Dr. Nahum Goldmann, president of the World Zionist Organization, for outstanding contributions to Zionism. The award to Mrs. Meir will be presented to her in Jerusalem by Mrs. Siegfried Kramarsky, Hadassah president, at a session of the 25th World Zionist Congress.

Speakers at the luncheon included Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt, former Senator Herbert H. Lehman, Dr. Abram L. Sachar, president of Brandeis University and Mrs. Kramarsky. Another luncheon highlight was the unveiling of a bust of Miss Szold by sculptor Robert Berks. The bust was unveiled by Henrietta Szold Milbouer, 15, of Wilmington, Del., a grand-niece.

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