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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. »

Karski Legacy Presented to Baltimore Summer Teachers' Institute

August 2, 2013

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. »

Georgetown's Jan Karski Institute for Holocaust Education Graduates 17

July 21, 2013

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. »

National Endowment for the Humanities Funds Traveling Karski Exhibit

July 10, 2013

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. »

Five Karski Winners at American Library Association Conference in Chicago

July 2, 2013

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. »

Warsaw Unveils New Karski Bench!

June 11, 2013

The official unveiling of the Jan Karski bench in Warsaw took place in front of the Museum of the History of Polish Jews. Such monuments to Karski can already be admired in other Polish cities, as well as in other cities in the US and Israel. »

The Karski Medal of Freedom Transferred to Lodz Museum

June 10, 2013

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. »

Karski Workshop Held with Humanity in Action

June 4, 2013

On the 4th of June, Warsaw’s Fundacja Edukacyjna Jana Karskiego (FEJK) hosted a group of young activists affiliated with Humanity in Action (HiA). »

Minister Sikorski Addresses the AJC Global Forum

June 2, 2013

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. »

North Carolina Holocaust Meetings

May 28, 2013

Foundation President Wanda Urbanska presented a program about the Jan Karski Educational Foundation at the North Carolina Holocaust Council's day-long meeting. »

Italian Conference Provides Insights about Karski

May 17, 2013

International acclaim to Jan Karski continues to grow, as seen by an event in Milan on May 12, 2013. "Jan Karski Una missione per l'umanità" was the title of the academic session organized by the Consulate of the Polish Republic. »

Russian Exhibit about Karski Opens

May 7, 2013

"The World Knew” exhibit opened on April 24 at the European University in St. Petersburg, Russia. The Polish History Museum’s co-curator Magdalena Pawlak was one of the speakers at opening on behalf of the Museum. »

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