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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 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.
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!
As a supporter of the new film “Karski & The Lords of Humanity,” the Jan Karski Educational Foundation is proud to offer the DVD of the film for purchase for educational purposes. The glowing reviews of this film speak volumes about its powerful themes of tolerance and the courage of Jan Karski and his place in history. »
Last fall, two young Polish men, Andrzej Fąfara and Szymon Pawlak, were chosen to attend the Georgetown University Leadership Seminar, on scholarships awarded by the Jan Karski Educational Foundation and its sister foundation, Fundacja Edukacyjna Jana Karskiego. Each of them, in gratitude for their tremendous experience in Washington, has written a brief essay about their time at Georgetown. »