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About the talk:

Using free social media tools and an extraordinary story of a bear cub adopted by the Anders Army in Persia in 1942, who fought alongside the Polish soldiers until the end of World War II, Richard Lucas has created a global campaign to teach school children about a little known period in Polish history.

Richard has lived in Krakow since 1991. He is involved in and has started many businesses, employing about 400 people in total, and projects to encourage enterprise among children and students.

Richard is on the Polish Honorary Committee of Global Entrepreneurship Week and leads an international project “Wojtek - the Soldier Bear - Niedźwiedź Żołnierz” to use Poland’s most famous animal soldier to encourage young people to learn about Polish wartime history.

Richard also founded Singing for Fun in Cracow, is a Couchsurfer, helped initiate the Last Night of the Proms in Cracow concerts, and does firework displays.

Recorded during: TEDxKraków 2010

Original subtitles: Krystian Aparta

Translated by: Krystian Aparta

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