Mr. Conard says, “”What a wonderful group of people in Des Moines last week-end.  Jody Hramits, Patsy Tobis and the people at the Jewish Community Center are beautiful.  I shared our diversity and tolerance projects and especially Life in a Jar.  Karen helped me and we met just the greatest bunch of people.  The Iowa Jewish Historical Society and the Greater Des Moines Jewish Federation do a grand work.  We were particularly impressed with the outstanding museum and a state of the art theater.  I showed the film Life in a Jar’…. The people were touched and fell in love with the students and Irena.  I must admit, as many times as I have watched the film, I still get emotional when I remember the hugs from Bieta and the beautiful pictures of Irena.  The people of Des Moines are very, very special.”