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Husband, Wife Receive Award for Education and Social Service

The prestigious “Paul Baerwald Award for Education for Social Service” was presented here Monday to Kate and Herbert Katzki for their joint and separate work over more than 40 years in Jewish refugee relief. The award was made at commencement excercises at the Baerwald School of Social Work of the Hebrew University.

Herbert Katzki retired in 1979 as a senior Joint Distribution Committee executive. His career with the JDC began in the late thirties and included responsibility for JDC programs in French concentration camps; assistance in moving Jewish refugees from German-occupied areas to Turkey and thence to Palestine; shipment of foods and medicines from wartime Geneva to Jews behind German lines.

His wife is currently in her second term as chairman of the Nongovernmental Organizations Committee of UNICEF. Her career included service as country director for JDC in Belgium and Holland, consultant to the UN High Commissioner for Refugees and Secretary General of the International Council on Social Welfare which encompasses nongovernmental welfare agencies around the world.

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