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Historian Friedlander wins Pulitzer

Holocaust historian Saul Friedlander won a Pulitzer Prize.

Friedlander, 75, was awarded a Pulitzer in the general nonfiction category this week for his book “The Years of Extermination: Nazi Germany and the Jews, 1939-1945.” The prize comes with a $10,000 purse.

The Prague-born Friedlander survived the Holocaust and moved to Israel, eventually winning the nation’s top civilian honor, the Israel Prize, for his scholarship. He currently serves as a UCLA professor.

 

Jewish composer David Lang, co-founder and co-artistic director of the music collective Bang on a Can, was awarded a Pulitzer in music for his composition “The Little Match Girl Passion.”

The famed Jewish singer/songwriter Bob Dylan received a special Pulitzer.

 

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