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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.

Upcoming Events

Nov 18
Exhibition “To Those Who Fight…” in Solingen, Germany features 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

Bringing Karski and the Challenges of WWII to Life

Bringing Karski and the Challenges of WWII to Life

November 19, 2021

Selection of reviews of the "Remember This: The Lesson of Jan Karski" performances in Chicago

Reaction to the Kalisz Incident on November 11

Reaction to the Kalisz Incident on November 11

November 16, 2021

A common statement by the POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews and the Association of the Jewish Historical Institute of Poland.

Holding the Mirror Up to Karski

Holding the Mirror Up to Karski

November 8, 2021

The Asides program for Remember This: The Lesson of Jan Karski at the Shakespeare Theater Company in Washington, D.C., contains a multitude of interesting background information about the production.

The Karski Karma Lives On

The Karski Karma Lives On

November 1, 2021

The Karski story attracts the attention of Social Studies teachers at the annual Florida Council for the Social Studies Conference in Orlando, FL.

What Should We Take from Karski Today?

What Should We Take from Karski Today?

October 22, 2021

Reviews of the Washington run of “Remember This: The Lesson of Jan Karski"