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

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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.

Karski My Hero

Karski My Hero

The Karski My Hero website shows a fascinating map of European locations that were part of Karski's life and missions, along with pictures from places where many of his adventures took place. Its main goal is to promote the values of courage, respect for human dignity, responsibility, and inter-cultural dialogue.

Latest News & Events

Call for 2018 Georgetown Leadership Seminar Applications

Call for 2018 Georgetown Leadership Seminar Applications

May 16, 2018

The Jan Karski Educational Foundation invites all qualifying candidates to apply for the 2018 Georgetown Leadership Seminar at Georgetown University’s Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service.

A Courageous Upstander Inspires Teachers

A Courageous Upstander Inspires Teachers

May 7, 2018

A presentation about Karski given by the Jan Karski Educational Foundation at the Florida Holocaust Museum in St. Petersburg, FL inspires teachers from the Tampa area.

Drawing Strength and Courage on the 70th Anniversary of Warsaw Ghetto Uprising

Drawing Strength and Courage on the 70th Anniversary of Warsaw Ghetto Uprising

April 25, 2018

Commemorations of the 75th anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising included the Chairman of the World Jewish Congress and representatives of Fundacja Edukacyjna Jana Karskiego.