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Holocaust survivor Barbara Rodbell described the horrors of the Holocaust that she lived through as a teenager in occupied Holland to a crowd of 400 at Jones Auditorium at Meredith College during the North Carolina Holocaust Council's annual Holocaust Commemoration on May 4. »
Georgetown University, where Karski earned his Ph.D. and taught for 40 years, was the site of a lively panel discussion as a centenary tribute to Jan Karski on April 24, entitled “Responsibility to Protect.” »
A special breakfast hosted by the Jan Karski Educational Foundation at the legendary Cosmos Club in Washington DC on April 24, 2014 kicked off the Karski centennial day’s festivities. »
An electric, standing-room-only reception was held at the Embassy of the Republic of Poland on April 23, 2014 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the birth of Jan Karski while honoring individuals who were instrumental in his revival. »
The National Bank of Poland (NBP) has issued three commemorative coins to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Jan Karski’s birth. »
The United States Senate today unanimously passed a resolution honoring the legacy and accomplishments of Jan Karski on the centennial of his birth. »
"The World Knew: Jan Karski's Mission for Humanity," a 22-panel exhibition about the life and legacy of Jan Karski, will open for a three-and-a-half month run at the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center in Skokie. »
Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ), Chairman of Senate Foreign Relations Committee, introduced legislation on March 5 that will name April 24, 2014 "Jan Karski Day" in America, celebrating the legacy of the famous emissary from the Polish Underground during World War II who was among the first to provide eyewitness testimony to Allied leaders about the Holocaust in occupied Poland. »
Dr. Jacek Slowikowski recently met with Jan Karski Educational Foundation President Wanda Urbanska in Durham, NC to share the story of his father's primary role in saving the life of Jan Karski in 1940 when the famed emissary for the Polish Underground was recuperating from torture at the hands of the Gestapo. »
Students at Padua Academy High School in Wilmington, Delaware, have selected the legacy of Jan Karski as the topic for their National History Day Project. »