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The Award Committee of the Jan Karski and Pola Nirenska Prize has announced that Professor Marcin Wodziński of Wrocław, Poland, is the 2011 recipient of the Karski-Nirenska award. Endowed by Professor Jan Karski at the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research in 1992, the $5,000 prize goes to authors of published works documenting Polish-Jewish relations and Jewish contributions to Polish culture. »
Consul General Ewa Junczyk-Ziomecka hosted a group of Georgetown University alumni, Polish and Jewish community leaders, and a representative of the Polish History Museum for dinner on May 31 at the Polish Consulate in New York City to kick off a three-year campaign to honor the late Jan Karski. »
Georgetown University's 2011 Senior Convocation Speech cited Jan Karski as a universal inspiration and symbol of compassion. »