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Our Mission

To instill in people - especially youth - the values of leadership, courage and integrity, as exemplified by the life of Jan Karski.

Our Generous Supporters

National Endowment For The Humanities
Polish History Museum
Consulate General of Poland in New York
Karski's Story

Karski's Story

In the midst of World War II, Jan Karski was dispatched by the Polish Underground to inform Western Allies about the reign of terror in German Nazi-occupied Poland and to seek intervention. Karski’s courageous mission, against all odds in the darkest of hours, qualifies him as Humanity's Hero.

The Karski Foundation

The Foundation

The Foundation grew out of the successful Jan Karski US Centennial Campaign, which placed Dr. Karski's name in nomination for the Presidential Medal of Freedom in December 2011. President Obama awarded the posthumous Medal on May 29, 2012 at a White House ceremony.

Spirit Award

The Jan Karski Educational Foundation presents the Spirit of Jan Karski Award to individuals who through their actions have demonstrated the values represented by Jan Karski and have distinguished themselves by defending human rights, speaking out against aggression and on behalf of the integrity of ethnic and religious groups and sovereign nations.

Latest News & Events

What Would Karski Tell Us about Ukraine Today?

What Would Karski Tell Us about Ukraine Today?

May 20, 2022

Former Jan Karski Educational Foundation President Wanda Urbanska was recently interviewed on the Beamz.live podcast platform by host Gregg Stebben.

Karski: The Beacon of Hope

Karski: The Beacon of Hope

May 18, 2022

Karski’s story makes impression on Loyola University students through the graphic novel Karski’s Mission: To Stop the Holocaust.

Remember This: The Lesson of Jan Karski Returns to Georgetown University

Remember This: The Lesson of Jan Karski Returns to Georgetown University

May 10, 2022

Georgetown University will host the critically-acclaimed play "Remember This: The Lesson of Jan Karski" on May 14-22.

Ukraine – Call for Action

Ukraine – Call for Action

February 26, 2022

We encourage everyone to take active steps against the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

Karski – Let’s Take Care of Each Other

Karski – Let’s Take Care of Each Other

February 25, 2022

Report from the webinar with the creative team behind the play "Remember This: The Lesson of Jan Karski"