NEW YORK (Nov. 25)
Eli Wiesel, well-known American Jewish writer and author of a number of books dealing with the life in the Nazi camps, of which he was an inmate as a child, and with the destruction of Jewish existence in countries held by the Nazis, was the first winner last night of an annual “Rembrance Award” established by the World Federation of the Bergen-Belsen Associations. The award carries with it $2,500.
The establishment of the “Remembrance Award” was announced last night at a dinner at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel marking the 20th anniversary of the liberation of the Jews from the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp in Germany. Josef Rosensaft, president of the World Federation, said that the award will be given annually for the next 10 years, and probably for longer, for the best creation in literature, art, music and research dealing with the Nazi terror.