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Allan Lichtman, professor of history at American University, won the National Jewish Book Award for his critically acclaimed “FDR and the Jews.” Lichtman and co-author Richard Breitman were recognized in the American Jewish studies category. The book examines President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s policy toward the Jews of Hitler’s Europe. Elizabeth Alexander left the American Civil Liberties Union, where she was director of the National Prison Project, and began a private practice litigating civil rights cases involving conditions of confinement of people in custody. She led a mediation team that produced a settlement with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, leading it to provide care to immigration detainees for serious medical needs beyond emergencies.

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