Schmuel Traum Prize

Katherine Hollander, GRS ‘06, was named first prize winner of this year’s Schmuel Traum Prize in Literary Translation, for her translations, from the German, of poems by Else Lasker-Schüler. Says Katherine,”I’m happy and humbled, since Traum himself seems to have been an extraordinary person who, like Lasker-Schüler, was a German Jew who loved European languages and culture, and who maintained that interest and affection even after fleeing Germany for Palestine.” The prize is sponsored by BU’s University Professor’s Program and the Kushner Family in honor of Schmuel Traum.