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LBI Year Book Essay Prize winner 2014: Susanne Hillman

This year’s Leo Baeck essay prize for recent PhDs in German-Jewish studies goes to Susanne Hillman for her piece ‘ “A Few Human Beings Walking Hand in Hand” ’. Exposing Margarete Susman’s key role in the emerging Jewish-Christian dialogue in Zurich, the article examines the as yet unpublished correspondence of the prominent Weimar literary critic and philosopher with the former pastor and social activist Leonhard Ragaz, which sought to give meaning to Christian and Jewish destinies on the eve of the Shoah.