Eva Tas held the conviction that human ingenuity ultimately prevails over ideologies and racism, which she encountered frequently as a communist and a Jew. That is why the unobstructed exchange of thoughts among people, be they from the same society or from different ones, was essential to her. The curbing of that freedom is damaging not only to democracy and to people’s happiness, but also to the mutual trust and understanding among different peoples.

Books pave the way for this ideal. Nations who read each other’s literature know each other and will, at most, fight each other with words and not with weapons. From this perspective our executive board, supported by the advisory council, looks forward to projects that are eligible for our efforts and action.