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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. »
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. »