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US teacher wins award for aiding Polish-Jewish ties
US teacher wins award for aiding Polish-Jewish ties
The award was established in 2008 by Taube Philanthropies in memory of Irena Sendler, a Polish woman who saved several hundred Jewish children from the Holocaust in Nazi-occupied Warsaw during World War II. Conard in 1999 came up with the idea of producing a documentary play about Sendler. Written and performed by a group of his teenage students, the play attracted a huge audience in the United States and Canada. It was also produced in Poland. The play is entitled Life in a Jar because Sendler kept the only record of the identities of the Jewish children saved from the ghetto in jars buried beneath a tree. She hoped that she would be able to recover her notes after the end of the war. And that’s exactly what she did once Nazi Germany was defeated: She dug up the jars and tracked down the children she had placed with adoptive families in order to reunite them with their Jewish relatives. During the award presentation ceremony in Warsaw on Monday, Conard, who is the first American to receive the Sendler Award, quoted from the play: “There is a line in Life in a Jar that says ‘Irena Sendler was a light, a spiritual light in the darkness. She repaired the world. One child at a time, and made a difference.’” Poland’s Deputy Prime Minister and Culture Minister Piotr Gliński, in his remarks during the ceremony, described Sendler as a symbolic figure for Poles who risked their lives to save Jews from the Holocaust. Polands parliament has declared 2018 the Year of Irena Sendler. Sendler died in 2008. In 2003, she received the Order of the White Eagle, the highest Polish state decoration. Her honours also included the Righteous Among the Nations award from the Yad Vashem Institute in Jerusalem. (mk/gs)
    2018-06-12 16:42:38


Кража полотна Бэнкси попала на видео
Кража полотна Бэнкси попала на видео
Картина Охотники за тележками была украдена неизвестным с выставки в канадском городе Торонто.
    2018-06-15 09:40:22


Critical Inclusions
Critical Inclusions

There has been much discussion of a recent USC study suggesting that film critics, as a group, are disproportionately white and male. You could quibble with methodology (some say Rotten Tomatoes is a useful, easy-to-access measuring stick but far from comprehensive; I think it’s a fair cross-section of the critical community) if you wanted to, but, honestly, it feels pretty accurate to me. Women, non-white writers, and, as I have noted elsewhere, conservatives, are pretty underrepresented in the world of film criticism.

    2018-06-14 22:42:58


Channel AKA: The TV station that gave grime a home
Channel AKA: The TV station that gave grime a home
The urban music station is closing, but for many fans it will be remembered as a champion of the underdog.
    2018-06-14 10:41:02


Americas Got Talent: The 13-year-old Brit who got the golden buzzer
Americas Got Talent: The 13-year-old Brit who got the golden buzzer
The British schoolgirl surprised the judges on Americas Got Talent with her performance.
    2018-06-14 10:11:35


The book that could make you rethink your relationships
The book that could make you rethink your relationships
Award-winning author Holly Bourne wants to blow the lid off the truth about abusive relationships.
    2018-06-14 10:11:28


Can Moana and Rapunzel make womens sport pay?
Can Moana and Rapunzel make womens sport pay?
The business model for womens sport cant merely be a smaller version of that found in mens sport.
    2018-06-13 12:42:14


John Boyega tells fans to stop harassing cast
John Boyega tells fans to stop harassing cast
Star Wars actor John Boyega speaks out after his co-star Kelly Marie Tran quit Instagram.
    2018-06-13 12:42:04


Sarah Ikumu on a buzzing singing career
Sarah Ikumu on a buzzing singing career
Sarah Ikumu is a 17-year-old school girl whos already finding success as an international singer.
    2018-06-13 11:41:31


Classical music should learn from hip hop
Classical music should learn from hip hop
Classical music has a sense of entitlement and needs to experiment, argues composer Alexis Ffrench.
    2018-06-13 10:10:16


Peter Andre to voice rally car in Thomas the Tank Engine film
Peter Andre to voice rally car in Thomas the Tank Engine film
The TV personality - and former 90s pop star - will voice an Australian rally car in the movie.
    2018-06-12 20:10:35


Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is worthy winner
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is worthy winner
The Nigerian author picks up this years PEN Pinter Prize.
    2018-06-12 18:40:55


Review: Beyonce and Jay-Z loved-up as tour begins
Review: Beyonce and Jay-Z loved-up as tour begins
The pop power couple put on a display of affection on the opening night of their OTR II world tour.
    2018-06-12 16:11:56


Dont panic! Dads Army turns 50 with set of stamps
Dont panic! Dads Army turns 50 with set of stamps
Royal Mail says it hope the special edition stamps from the classic sitcom will raise plenty of smiles.
    2018-06-12 16:11:37


Why is Love Island more popular than Oxbridge?
Why is Love Island more popular than Oxbridge?
Speaking on BBC Ones Question Time broadcaster Richard Madeley said it was a reflection of our times that more people had applied to be on Love Island than applied to Oxbridge.
    2018-06-12 16:11:29


30 Seconds To Mars guitarist Tomo Milicevic quits band
30 Seconds To Mars guitarist Tomo Milicevic quits band
Tomo Milicevic, whos been with the band since 2003, hasnt been on the bands current tour since March.
    2018-06-12 16:10:55


James Corden has given up meat because of animal abuse
James Corden has given up meat because of animal abuse
The 39-year-old talk show host says hes on his way to becoming a vegetarian and will give up fish next.
    2018-06-12 16:10:49


Ariana Grande appears to confirm engagement reports
Ariana Grande appears to confirm engagement reports
The singer has officially been dating comedian Pete Davidson since late May.
    2018-06-12 16:10:44


How incredible is Incredibles 2? The critics give their verdicts
How incredible is Incredibles 2? The critics give their verdicts
Pretty darn incredible say the critics, though some feel it lacks the original films wow factor.
    2018-06-12 16:10:29

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