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"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. »
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 (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. »
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." »
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. »
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.” »
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. »
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. »
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. »
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. »
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. »