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American, Canadian, Two Israelis Get World Jewish Congress Awards

March 24, 1952
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An American, a Canadian and two Israelis have been named winners in an essay writing contest sponsored by the Department of Culture and Education of the World Jewish Congress. The awards are named for the late Jay Joshua Marcus, son of the late Dr. Robert S. Marcus, W.J.C. political director.

A first prize of $500 was won by Bernard Lazerwitz, of University City, Mo., for his essay “An Investigation of Jewish Identification.” The second prize of $300 was won by Benjamin Orenstein, of Montreal, for his essay “Social Problems of the Jews in the Nazi Epoch.” The third prize of $200 will be divided between two residents of Jerusalem–Samuel Kirschenbaum for his essay “The Jewish Type-An Anthropological and Psychological Review,” and Dan Meiri for his work on “The Problem of the Concentration of Jewish Immigration from Russia and Poland in the Principal Cities of Western Europe.”

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