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Many cultural events that accompanied the Loyola Conference in Chicago allowed everyone to reflect and enjoy. The conference included the screening of two films about WWII and a splendid concert of Polish classical and cabaret music. A new play about Karski followed the next day. »
Chicago, IL – The Jan Karski 2014 International Conference on Memory and Responsibility, organized by Loyola University Chicago in cooperation with the Jan Karski Educational Foundation, was deemed "a remarkable success" by conference participants who spoke enthusiastically about the caliber of the presentations and discussions. »
Jan Karski Educational Foundation President Wanda Urbanska shared the foundation's mission at the regular monthly membership mixer of the Polish American Chamber of Commerce (PACC) as part of Jan Karski Days in Chicago. »
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. »
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the Karski legacy, led by the Jan Karski Educational Foundation and the Polish History Museum, as well as previously unpublished material from Karski's historic and eventful life.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. »
After two weeks on display at the State Capitol in Hartford, CT, the travelling exhibition, The World Knew: Jan Karski’s Mission for Humanity – created by the Polish History Museum with assistance from the Jan Karski Educational Foundation – has opened at Central Connecticut State University in New Britain. »
Foundation president Wanda Urbanska and Advisory Board member Cheryl Fishbein represented the Jan Karski Educational Foundation at the recent American Jewish Committee (AJC) Global Forum held in Washington DC. »