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Maurice Samuel Gets Award for “the World of Sholom Aleichem”

April 2, 1944
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Maurice Samuel’s “The World of Sholom Aleichem” has been awarded the $1,500 Ainsfield Award for the best book on racial relations published during 1943, it was announced here today by the Saturday Review of Literature, which sponsors the award. Second prize went to Roi Ottley’s “New World a-Coming.” dealing with current Negro problems.

“The World of Sholom Aleichem” is a picture of the Jewish life in Russia in the nineteenth century. It is, says the citation accompanying the award, “a clear portrayal of a distinctive group of individuals sometimes irrational, often whimsical, occasionally irritating, but always alive and genuinely human.”

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