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The Jan Karski Educational Foundation grew out of the successful Jan Karski US Centennial Campaign which, on May 29, 2012, reached its goal of obtaining a Presidential Medal of Freedom for the late Jan Karski. On that date, the posthumous award was conferred on the Polish Underground hero by President Obama at a White House ceremony. »
Facing History and Ourselves, partnering with the Jan Karski Educational Foundation and the Polish Consulate in New York, offered a full day, free-of-charge workshop on Jan Karski and the Resistance in Poland on October 25. More than 45 educators and community activists attended last Thursday to learn about Karski while enjoying Polish food and hospitality in the elegant, ornate Consulate. »
Google has begun an online Cultural Institute, a digital archive of landmark 20th-century events and people, in cooperation with 17 museums and institutes from around the world. One of the museums was the Museum of Polish History, a major partner of the Campaign. »
On September 26, 2012, several people who had been instrumental in obtaining the Presidential Medal of Freedom for the late Jan Karski were awarded the Knight's Cross from Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski. »
Former Polish Prime Minister Cimoszewicz spoke forcefully at the Mashable Social Good Summit on Sunday, September 23, 2012. His topic was "Jan Karski’s Legacy: Preventing Genocide in the Digital Age," a relevant topic to this conference about social media and the public good. »
Alexandra Duszak blogged about the impactful speech presented by former Polish Prime Minister Wlodzimierz Cimoszewicz about Jan Karski and the effect of social media on genocide, such as what Karski witnessed. »
Włodzimierz Cimoszewicz, Poland’s Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and the Former Prime Minister of Poland, will speak on behalf of the Jan Karski Educational Foundation at the Mashable/92Y Social Good Summit in New York City, on September 23, 2012. »
The Jan Karski US Centennial Campaign is proud to announce a new Board member, Donald J. McNeil. Don is a successful attorney in Chicago. Read more about his background on the website's About Us page. »
Jan Karski US Centennial Campaign Director Wanda Urbanska received the attached letter from President Barack Obama, acknowledging the gift of two copies of Karski's Story of a Secret State -- one hardcover, the other in softcover, in conjunction with his awarding the late Dr. Karski a Presidential Medal of Freedom this May. »
Jan Karski’s posthumous Presidential Medal of Freedom award was celebrated at the Polish Ambassador’s new residence on Observatory Hill on May 29. »
Statement from the Polish Consul General in New York on the use of the outrageous “Polish death camp” phrase by President Barack Obama during the Presidential Medal of Freedom Award Ceremony at the White House. »
The Jan Karski US Centennial Campaign wishes to commend President Obama for awarding the Presidential Medal of Freedom to the late Jan Karski, who was the first to warn Western Allies of the Holocaust in occupied Poland, it is unfortunate that the term "Polish death camp" was used by the president in presenting America's highest civilian honor. »