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Books & Plays about Karski

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  • Major English-language biography by E. Thomas Wood and Stanislaw M. Jankowski, "Karski: How One Man Tried to Stop the Holocaust" available on Amazon at http://www.amazon.com/Karski-How-Tried-Stop-Holocaust/dp/0471145734/ref=sr_1_5?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1323050099&sr=1-5
  • Long downloadable article/novella, The Emissary, by Maciej Kozlowski, in English with forward by Bill Clinton
  • Information about a play written by Marc Smith about Karski from the Jewish Ledger http://www.wmassjewishledger.com/2013/11/21/playwrights-last-two-plays-on-holocaust-resistance-to-be-used-in-the-classroom/
  • The book "Lion Hearts" is about Karski's era in Poland, and features a chapter about Karski and his photo is on the cover; this radio interview with author Harry Lew gives a good background about Karski and others who helped to save people during WWII. (Click on "Download audio" to listen to the interview with the author.) 
  • A bilingual Jan Karski Photobiography displays an extensive library of photos and information about Karski's life and era
    • The Polish History Museum did a review of this excellent book 
    • Here's another great review by Culture.pl
    • The book is available in the US from Polonia Books in Chicago or online
  • A comic book about Karski published in Italy, created by by journalist Marco Rizzo and artist Lelio Bonaccorso, it's called "L'uomo che l' scopri Olocausto" (The Man Who Discovered the Holocaust) and is in Italian.
  • An online comic book (in Polish) has been produced by the Jan Karski Institute
  • play called Coming to See Aunt Sophie, written by Arthur Feinsod and directed by Dale McFadden, premiered in Germany and Poland in May 2014, in the US in July 2014 and Australia in August 2015
  • play about Karski written by Georgetown professor Derek Goldman and Clark Young, starred Academy Award nominee David Strathairn as Karski in a world premier performance, directed by Goldman at Georgetown University on Karski's 100th birthday.
    • The play was performed in New York and Washington, DC during July 2015 to much acclaim, including this Washington Post article by Peter Marks
    • Another review of the play is by Masha Leon, with this article from Forward
    • An article about the play's New York performance in the Tablet Magazine by Gabriela Geselowitz

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