One hundred and twenty Jews have been awarded the Stalin Prize for discoveries and work performed in the arts and sciences during 1943 and 1944, according to a list of prize-winners released here. They represent twenty percent of those honored.
Among the Jewish scientists honored, engineers are in the majority. A number are noted for development of techniques of building and repairing tanks and planes, as well as other types of armaments, which contributed greatly to the Soviet victory. The prizes varied from 50,000 to 150,000 rubles.
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