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Senator McCain to Receive Spirit of Jan Karski Award

October 22, 2014

The Jan Karski Educational Foundation announced today that Senator John McCain has been chosen as the 2014 recipient of the Spirit of Jan Karski Award. This award -- the foundation's highest honor -- is presented annually to an individual who has distinguished himself in defending human rights, speaking out against aggression, and on behalf of the integrity of ethnic and religious groups and sovereign nations. »

Karski Exhibit Opens in Buffalo with Speech, Fanfare

October 21, 2014

A diverse group gathered at the Central Branch of the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library on October 16 to celebrate the opening of The World Knew: Jan Karski's Mission for Humanity, which will be on display until November 16. »

Buy tickets to the second JKEF Reception in New York

October 19, 2014

There are two ticket choices for our exciting November 20th reception this year. »

Claremont Conference on Karski Debates R2P

October 3, 2014

On September 26 and 27, 2014, The European Union Center of California hosted a lively international conference on the occasion of the Jan Karski centennial, called "Exploring the Concept and Application of the Responsibility to Protect (R2P)." »

Music and Theater Delight Loyola Conference Audience

September 29, 2014

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. »

Loyola University Chicago Hosts Ground-Breaking Karski Conference

September 25, 2014

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. »

Polish American Chamber of Commerce and IWA Members Hear about Karski

September 23, 2014

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. »

Karski Exhibition Thrills Diverse Audience at Illinois Holocaust Museum

September 19, 2014

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. »

Georgetown Leadership Seminar Participant Selected

September 13, 2014

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. »

Story of a Secret State Called Best Book at Raleigh Club

September 10, 2014

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. »

“Jan Karski Way” Designated in Chicago

September 7, 2014

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. »

Centennial Edition of Karski Biography Released

August 12, 2014

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. »

American Debut of Karski Play Draws Raves

July 28, 2014

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. »

Ambassadors Get Personal About Jan Karski

July 3, 2014

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. »

Karski Appreciation Session Held at PIASA Congress in Warsaw

June 26, 2014

“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. »

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