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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. »

Baker & McKenzie Attorneys Receive Recognition for Their Pro-Bono Karski Work

September 24, 2013

The Baker & McKenzie law firm has recognized the legal team working with the Jan Karski Educational Foundation and Fundacja Edukacyjna Jana Karskiego for their outstanding pro bono work. »

Polish Consul General to Open Exhibit about Jan Karski

September 24, 2013

The Consul General of the Republic of Poland in Chicago, Paulina Kapuścińska and the President of the Polish American Congress – Wisconsin, Mark Pienkos, will unveiling an exhibit “The World Knew” about the life of Jan Karski. He was a diplomat, WWII Polish Underground State & resistance fighter and eye-witness to the German Nazi death camp atrocities who brought the reports of the Holocaust to the Free World as early as in 1942 asking them to take military action while there was still time to save hundreds of thousands of lives. »

Karski on the Vistula River

September 12, 2013

Jan Karski’s name will soon grace the promenade on the left bank of the Vistula River in Warsaw, Poland. »

Chicago Educators Introduced to Jan Karski Legacy

August 20, 2013

Jan Karski Educational Foundation President Wanda Urbanska gave five presentations to educators on August 12 - 14 on the heroism of Polish Underground emissary Jan Karski during the Holocaust. Venues included the Social Science 3.0 Expo at the Edmund Walsh Elementary School on Chicago's South Side and the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center in Skokie. »

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