PARIS (Feb. 2)
The Foundation of French Judaism has awarded its annual prize for distinguished service to culture to Jewish cartoonist “Tim.” The 100,000 Franc ($15,000)presentation of the award will take place April 20.
Polish-born Tim studied art in France and first started drawing political cartoons in London during the Nazi occupation of France. A staff member of the French newspaper, L’Express, some of his cartoons have become world famous, mainly those dealing with anti-Jewish discrimination.
The Foundation was established two years ago to encourage works of art, literature or science which help preserve the heritage of the Jewish people and its history and to recall the Holocaust. The former recipients were historian Leon Poliakov, a specialist on the Nazi era, in 1981; and Egyptian-born novelist and poet Edmond Jabes, last year.