The World Knew: Jan Karski’s Mission for Humanity exhibition was launched at the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center (IHMEC) on September 17, with a momentous opening attended by numerous VIPs, including a strong presence from the Polish and Jewish communities.
A young Polish diplomat, Rafał Siemianowski, has been selected to participate in the annual Georgetown Leadership Seminar at the Georgetown School of Foreign Service this fall as the recipient of the first annual Jan Karski scholarship for the program that will take place in October 26-31, 2014 in Washington, DC.
Jan Karski's depiction of the anti-Nazi Polish Underground Resistance in Story of a Secret State fascinated members of the GRITS book club in Raleigh, NC at its first meeting of the season.
Chicago – A ceremony of naming “Jan Karski Way” took place on Labor Day, September 1, 2014 under blazing hot sun at noon. Milwaukee Avenue between Lawrence and Higgins Avenue now bears the legendary emissary’s name.
The new centennial edition of Karski: How One Man Tried to Stop the Holocaust was released last month by Texas Tech University Press and Gihon River Press. Written by Nashville journalist E. Thomas Wood and Polish historian Stanisław M. Jankowski, this updated version of the 1994 biography incorporates new material, including an account of the international campaign to celebrate the Karski legacy, led by the Jan Karski Educational Foundation and the Polish History Museum, as well as previously unpublished material from Karski's historic and eventful life.
Coming to See Aunt Sophie, an original new production dramatizing Jan Karski's historical mission during World War II along with his lifelong agony over his perceived failure to compel the Allies to intervene on behalf of the doomed Jews of occupied Poland, finished a three-week run at Indiana State University's Crossroads Repertory Theatre on July 22.
The former Ambassador of the Republic of Poland to Israel, Maciej Kozlowski, and Israel’s Ambassador to Poland, Zvi Rav-Ner, remembered Jan Karski during a panel discussion organized by the Stradom Center for Dialogue in Krakow, Poland on June 30.
“An Appreciation of Jan Karski” plenary session organized by the Polish Institute of Arts and Sciences of America (PIASA) was held on June 21, 2014 at the Fifth World Congress on Polish Studies on the campus of Warsaw University.