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 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.
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.
Review of the Remember This: The Lesson of Jan Karski show by Karski's former student, who saw the show at Georgetown University on May 18, 2022.
The recent presentations of “Remember This: The Lesson of Jan Karski” left the Georgetown University audience utterly enthused and moved.
Former Jan Karski Educational Foundation President Wanda Urbanska was recently interviewed on the Beamz.live podcast platform by host Gregg Stebben.
Karski’s story makes impression on Loyola University students through the graphic novel Karski’s Mission: To Stop the Holocaust.
Georgetown University will host the critically-acclaimed play "Remember This: The Lesson of Jan Karski" on May 14-22.