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Dr. Jacek Slowikowski Shares Family Role in Saving Jan Karski in 1940

March 2, 2014

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. »

The Jan Karski Story Goes Live on Twitter

February 25, 2014

On Tuesday, February 25, the Jan Karski Educational Foundation launched its first Twitter feed, @JanKarskiStory. »

Delaware Students Submit Karski Project for National History Day

February 13, 2014

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. »

Jan Karski Year Banner

February 7, 2014

The Jan Karski Educational Foundation has unveiled a new banner created to celebrate The Year of Jan Karski and to honor his life and legacy in 2014, the 100th anniversary of his birth. »

New Edition of Jan Karski’s "The Great Powers and Poland" Published

January 28, 2014

"The Great Powers and Poland: from Versailles to Yalta" – Karski’s scholarly study examining Poland’s precarious geopolitical position between 1918 and 1948 – was released today. »

Canton Central Catholic High School Adopts Karski Book

January 23, 2014

Staff and students at Canton Central Catholic High School would like to thank the Jan Karski Educational Foundation for donating Jan Karski’s book, Story of a Secret State, to the school’s Holocaust Literature class. »

Polish American Historical Association Honors JKEF President

January 6, 2014

Polish American Historical Association (PAHA) President Thomas Napierkowski presented Jan Karski Educational Foundation President Wanda Urbanska with an award to acknowledge her contributions to further public knowledge in America about Karski. »

Young Scholar of Ukrainian Holodomor Presented with Karski's "Story of a Secret State"

December 20, 2013

Frances Cayton, a 17-year-old senior at St. Mary's School in Raleigh, North Carolina, was presented a hardcover copy of "Story of a Secret State" on December 20 by Jan Karski Educational Foundation President Wanda Urbanska. The gift from the foundation was to mark Cayton's publication of "The Ukrainian Holodomor and the Western Press." »

Jan Karski Year Declared by the Polish Parliament

December 7, 2013

The Parliament of the Republic of Poland has unanimously declared 2014 to be the Year of Jan Karski »

Ambassador Power Honored at Karski Foundation Celebration

November 22, 2013

Ambassador Samantha Power, US Permanent Representative to the United Nations, was honored at the first anniversary celebration of the Jan Karski Educational Foundation at the Consulate General of the Republic of Poland in New York with the Spirit of Jan Karski Award for her exemplary work in advancing the issue of genocide prevention. »

Karski Exhibition Opens in Canada

November 18, 2013

The World Knew: Jan Karski's Mission for Humanity -- 22 panels about the role of the legendary emissary from the Polish Underground during World War II in English and French -- opened Nov. 14, 2013 at the Canadian War Museum to a group of 200. »

Reception to Feature Chopin Music Performance by Katarzyna Musiał

November 7, 2013

The Jan Karski Educational Foundation Reception will feature live music of Frederick Chopin performed by Katarzyna Musiał, who is regarded as “a major talent, blessed with an astounding technique and an interpretive panache.” »

Loyola Junior Discovers Jan Karski and Poland

October 15, 2013

Loyola University Chicago junior Ersilia "Sisi" Melchiorre had never heard of Jan Karski until an announcement for a human rights symposium to be held in Torun, Poland caught her eye. »

Ministry of Foreign Affairs Supports Foundations' Mission

October 14, 2013

A well-attended celebration in Warsaw featured Polish Foreign Minister Radoslaw Sikorski, who talked about why Jan Karski is a significant figure in 20th century Polish history. »

Foundation Director Michal Mrozek Receives Bene Merito Medal

September 30, 2013

An evening gala at the Polish Consulate in New York to commemorated the visit to the United Nations by the President of Poland and the Polish Minister of Foreign Affairs. President Komorowski and Minister Sikorski recognized seven Polish Americans and Poles for their merits in promoting Poland and strengthening Polish-American relations. »

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