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Our Mission

To instill in people - especially youth - the values of leadership, courage and integrity, as exemplified by the life of Jan Karski.

Upcoming Events

Sep 17
Chuck Fishman Photography Exhibit: A Portrait of Polish Jews
Oct 20
The 60th Annual Florida Council for Social Studies Conference includes Karski
Oct 22
The Russian Documentary Film Festival in New York includes Karski film

Our Generous Supporters

National Endowment For The Humanities
Polish History Museum
Consulate General of Poland in New York
Karski's Story

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 Karski Foundation

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 My Hero

Karski My Hero

The Karski My Hero website shows a fascinating map of European locations that were part of Karski's life and missions, along with pictures from places where many of his adventures took place. Its main goal is to promote the values of courage, respect for human dignity, responsibility, and inter-cultural dialogue.

Latest News & Events

Georgetown Press’s Richard Brown Hailed as a “Man of Integrity and Vision

Georgetown Press’s Richard Brown Hailed as a “Man of Integrity and Vision"

October 12, 2017

Dr. Richard Brown, who played an enormous and instrumental role in JKEF’s work to preserve the legacy of the late Jan Karski, has just stepped down as Director of Georgetown University Press .

Jan Karski’s Warsaw

Jan Karski’s Warsaw

September 15, 2017

A free “WarsawTour” app created by the Warsaw Tourist Bureau will enable you to walk the streets o Warsaw in Karski's footsteps.

"Karski is a Moral Aristocrat"

September 6, 2017

Magdalena Brzozowska and Piotr Zygadło are this year's recipients of the scholarship funded annually by the Jan Karski Educational Foundation to participate in the 2017 Georgetown Leadership Seminar.