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Three Jews Win First Three Prizes at International Violin Contest

Three Jews, two from the Soviet Union and one an American, won the first, second and third prizes here this weekend at the conclusion of the fourth Queen Elizabeth of Belgium international violin contest. In the order of their choice, the top winners were: Alexis Michlin, 24, of Minsk; Semyon Snitkowsky, 29, of Odessa; and Arnold Steinhardt, 26, of Cleveland.

Four Jews, including Josef Zivoni, of Israel, won runner-up prizes ranging from fourth to 12th. The jury of world-famous violinists included two Jews: Yehudi Menuhin, of the United States, and David Oistrakh, of the Soviet Union.