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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 01
Mexico City will welcome Karski film
Sep 02
Oaxaca's Centro Cultural San Pablo to show film about Karski
Oct 21
Tenth Independent Documentary Film Festival in New York features Karski film

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National Endowment For The Humanities
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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

Unveiling of Karski Commemorative Plaque

Unveiling of Karski Commemorative Plaque

July 4, 2017

A commemorative bilingual plaque with information about Jan Karski was unveiled at Warsaw’s Jan Karski Boulevard on June 23 by the President of the City of Warsaw and the President of FEJK.

“Karski’s Mission” Receives Silver Medal

“Karski’s Mission” Receives Silver Medal

June 8, 2017

The graphic novel "Karski’s Mission: To Stop the Holocaust" receives Silver Medal during the 21st Annual Independent Publisher Book Awards ceremony in New York.

Karski Makes Kids Proud of Their Polish Heritage

Karski Makes Kids Proud of Their Polish Heritage

June 6, 2017

Students of the Stanisław Moniuszko Polish Supplementary School in Rockaway Beach, NY, review the graphic novel about Karski that they read in their ancestor's native language.