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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

Reminder about Poland’s Tragic History

March 14, 2017

Students in a small town of Tuszyn in Poland learn about Karski from "Karski's Mission: to Stop the Holocaust" and learn English at the same time. »

Karski Moves and Shocks

February 13, 2017

In this interview, the Emmy award winning director Sławomir Grünberg shares his impressions from the showings of his documentary “Karski & The Lords of Humanity.” »

Pledge to Make a Difference

February 8, 2017

Middle school students from Bonita Springs Charter School (Bonita Springs, FL) learn about Karski’s life and mission and to deepen their understanding of the historical context, while viewing the exhibit "The World Knew: Jan Karski’s Mission for Humanity" at the Holocaust Museum and Education Center of Southwest Florida. »

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