GJIL researcher Heidi Tworek has won the 2020 Ralph Gomory Prize for her book, News from Germany: The Competition to Control World Communications, 1900-1945.
News from Germany charts how Germans fought to regulate information at home and used the innovation of wireless technology to magnify their power abroad. It was published in 2019 by Harvard University Press.
The award recognizes historical work on the effects of business enterprises on the economic conditions of the countries in which they operate. It is made possible by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and comes with a prize of $5,000.
This is the second book prize for Tworek. She previously won the 2019 Ernst Fraenkel Prize, awarded by the Wiener Holocaust Library. The award recognizes outstanding work on: The history of Antisemitism; The history of Nazism; Refugees and Exiles; The Holocaust; Genocide; Jewish History in the twentieth century as it pertains to the Holocaust; World War Two; and Studies of post-Holocaust issues.