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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

Deepening the Understanding of International Issues

January 7, 2017

Two recipients of the Jan Karski Educational Foundation’s scholarship report on their experience at 2016 Georgetown Leadership Seminar. »

Many Awards for “Karski & The Lords of Humanity”

December 19, 2016

The Lavr Award 2016, considered the Russian documentary "Oscar," was awarded to Karski & The Lords of Humanity in the educational category on December 9, in Moscow. »

Karski Promoted to the Rank of General

December 16, 2016

On December 7, Jan Karski was posthumously promoted to the rank of general by the President of the Republic of Poland Andrzej Duda. »

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