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Karski's Story

In the midst of World War II, Jan Karski was dispatched by the Polish Underground to inform Western Allies about the reign of terror in German Nazi-occupied Poland and to seek intervention. Karski’s courageous mission, against all odds in the darkest of hours, qualifies him as Humanity's Hero.

The Foundation

The Foundation grew out of the successful Jan Karski US Centennial Campaign, which placed Dr. Karski's name in nomination for the Presidential Medal of Freedom in December 2011. President Obama awarded the posthumous Medal on May 29, 2012 at a White House ceremony.

Karski's Exhibit

Google Cultural Institute partners with institutions to host the world's cultural treasures online. One of its first virtual exhibitions commemorates the heroism of Jan Karski. Information about his family, childhood and education are included in this intriguing historical treasure trove, so be sure to dive in!

News & Events

Hannah Senesh School Presentations Bring in New "Karskites"

March 31, 2015

A flurry of raised hands from fourth and fifth graders at the Hannah Senesh School in Brooklyn last week demonstrated an enormous interest in the legacy of Jan Karski, the Polish Catholic hero of World War II known as “one man who tried to stop the Holocaust.” »

“His Words Fell on Deaf Ears.”

March 17, 2015

Brooklyn College Library of the City University of New York hosts a reception on the occasion of the opening of the exhibit "The World Knew: Jan Karski’s Mission for Humanity." »

Karski Legacy Shared at Raleigh Jewish Community Center

February 11, 2015

On Wednesday February 11th the Jewish Federation of Raleigh-Cary hosted Wanda Urbanska, President of the Jan Karski Educational Foundation, to speak on the life and legacy of Jan Karski over luncheon. »

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