2015 Sendler Awards

19 Jun 2015 9:17 PM | Anonymous

SAN FRANCISCO — Taube Philanthropies has named two Polish citizens whom it will honor with its 2015 Irena Sendler Memorial Award: Krzysztof Czyżewski, social activist, intellectual, and founding director of the Borderland Foundation (Fundacja Pogranicze) in Sejny, and Dr. Jan Kulczyk, Polish businessman, who donated more than $6 million to the POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews in Warsaw, the largest single gift to the museum.

The ​Irena Sendler Memorial Award, named for a Polish social worker who saved hundreds of Jewish children from the Warsaw ghetto during the Nazi occupation, will be presented at two ceremonies, one in Kraków on
July 3 for Krzysztof Czyżewski, and a second in Warsaw on October 13 for Dr. Jan Kulczyk.
 

 

Each year, in commemoration of the May 12 anniversary of Sendler’s passing, the award is​ presented to Polish citizens who have been exemplary in preserving and revitalizing​ their country’s Jewish heritage.


Nominations are reviewed by a panel of Taube Philanthropies advisory board members and Jewish community leaders in Poland. 
 

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