Five winners of the 1981 Fernando Jeno Award for literature and poetry in Spanish, Hebrew and Yiddish, were announced here today. The award was established in 1976 by the Fernando Jeno Literary Fund, founded by Rose Jeno, widow of the late president of the Central Jewish Committee of Mexico and her children.
The first prize of $1000 will go to Chaim Barylko, a well known educator and intellectual in Buenos Aires for his book, in Spanish, about Jewish humanity. The four other recipients, three of whom live in Israel, will each receive $500. They are Mrs. Yafa Biniamini, for Hebrew poetry; Yerachmiel Weingarten, for a book relating his experiences in the Jewish orphanage run during World War II by Janusz Korczak in War saw; Yosef Kerler, for his Yiddish poetry, “The First Seven Years.” All are from Israel.
The fourth recipient is Dr. Isaac Kanter of Brooklyn, N.Y. for his book “Dos Yiddish Gemit,” a compilation of literary criticism and essays on psychology.
The awards will be presented March 30. The jury which selected the winners consisted of Saul Loker, chairman; Chaim Lazdeisky, secretary; and Sergio Nudelstejer, Yosef Rotenberg, Benjamin Kowalsky, Yerachmiel Barylka and Eliezer Chazanowsky.
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