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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.

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Sep 17
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National Endowment For The Humanities
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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

Unsettling Lack of Response to Karski Eye-Witness Report

Unsettling Lack of Response to Karski Eye-Witness Report

December 13, 2017

Students at the Loyola University Chicago review the award-winning graphic novel "Karski’s Mission: To Stop the Holocaust."

Please Support Our Mission

Please Support Our Mission

November 14, 2017

We thank you for your moral and financial support and invite you to make a tax-deductible contribution to fund the Foundation's projects that realize our historical and consequential mission.

Florida Teachers Get Inspired by Karski

Florida Teachers Get Inspired by Karski

November 2, 2017

Jan Karski gained new followers among social studies teachers at the annual Florida Council for the Social Studies Conference, which took place on October 20-22 in Palm Harbor, FL.