Jewish Authoress Wins Italy’s Foremost Literary Prize for Autobiography

Italy’s foremost Strega literary prize was awarded today to Natalie Levi Ginzburg, the widow of Leon Ginzburg, the Russian-born Jewish editor of an anti-Nazi paper here who was tortured to death by the Nazis during the Second World War.

Mrs. Ginzburg’s book, A Family History, is a biographical account of her family and Italy’s leading Jews and non-Jews among the anti-fascist intellectual society between the two world wars.