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Jan Karski Educational Foundation President Wanda Urbanska made a three-hour presentation on the legacy of Jan Karski -- and how it can be used in the classroom -- on Monday, July 29, to the Summer Teachers' Institute at the Chizuk Amuno Congregation in Baltimore. Sponsored by the Baltimore Jewish Council, the Jewish Museum of Maryland, and the Maryland State Department of Education, the Institute's 2013 theme was Confronting Genocide: Heroism during the Holocaust. »
A class of 17 educators received certificates on July 20 from the second annual Jan Karski Institute for Holocaust Studies held on the campus of Georgetown University. Jan Karski Educational Foundation president Wanda Urbanska participated in the intensive, six-day program. »
The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has awarded a Chairman's Grant to the Jan Karski Educational Foundation, to support the traveling exhibition entitled THE WORLD KNEW: Jan Karski's Mission for Humanity. »
The American Library Association's Annual Conference and Exhibition in Chicago ended July 1, 2013 with five winners of a copy of Story of a Secret State at the Polish American Librarians Association booth in the exhibit hall. »
The Presidential Medal of Freedom awarded by Barack Obama to Jan Karski is being transferred to the Museum of the City of Lodz (Łódź). The Museum is the location of much of Karski’s memorabilia, such as his awards and furniture from his home. »
Polish Foreign Minister Radoslaw Sikorski delivered a powerful speech at the opening plenary session of the American Jewish Committee's Global Forum June 2 at the Grand Hyatt Hotel challenging attendees to grasp the complexities of Poland's geo-political situation. »
The Polish Museum of America opened an exhibit about Jan Karski, utilizing panels developed for the United Nations but supplemented with Museum artifacts about World War II. »
A commemoration of Jan Karski's treacherous journey during World War II to London to inform British leaders of the terrors of occupied Poland was held at Georgetown University’s 2013 John Carroll Weekend. »