The Program in Jewish Studies and the Department of Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literatures announce the Ulrich Goldsmith Memorial Prize in German-Jewish Studies, which rewards academic writing on a topic pertaining to Jewish culture in German-speaking lands. The prize is named after Professor Ulrich Goldsmith (1910–2000), professor emeritus of German and Comparative Literature. Professor Goldsmith was born in Freiburg i. B., Germany, and moved to England in 1932 to study at the London School of Economics. He remained an exile in England after 1933 because of the anti-Semitic legislation passed by the Third Reich. In 1940 he moved to Canada, classified as a "friendly enemy alien," earning his master’s in German literature from Toronto University. In 1950 he earned his Ph.D. in German from UC-Berkeley. Goldsmith began working at CU-Boulder in 1957, where he first chaired the Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures and later co-founded and chaired the Program in Comparative Literature. He retired from CU in 1979. The prize was established in the 2010–2011 academic year to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Professor Goldsmith's birth.

1. The prize will be awarded to the best paper written by a student (undergraduate or graduate) on a topic pertaining to any aspect of German-Jewish culture in the pre- or post-World War II period.

2. The paper must have originally been written for a course in the previous calendar year, but need not have been written for a Jewish studies or German course.

3. The paper cannot exceed 20 double-spaced pages, including notes and bibliography.

4. Students may revise the paper before submitting it to the contest.

5. Each student may submit only one essay.

6. The award for 2018 will be $300.

7. The deadline for submission is April 13, 2018; essays should be submitted electronically to The award selection committee consists of Professors Nan Goodman, Director of the Program in Jewish Studies, and Davide Stimilli, Associate Professor of Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literatures.