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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

Karski Made Good Trouble

Karski Made Good Trouble

March 1, 2021

The Jan Karski Educational Foundation shared the Karski legacy with Social Studies teachers at the annual, virtual Florida Council for the Social Studies Conference on February 20, 2021.

A Voice of Reason

A Voice of Reason

February 4, 2021

The Jan Karski Educational Foundation responses to an excellent commentary on Polish-Jewish relations by AJC’s Executive Director, Davis Harris.

What Do You Stand For?

What Do You Stand For?

January 26, 2021

A moving video with a contemporary and universal message that encourages you to follow the values represented by Jan Karski.

Karski’s Friend, Fr. Leo O’Donovan to Lead Prayer at Presidential Inauguration

Karski’s Friend, Fr. Leo O’Donovan to Lead Prayer at Presidential Inauguration

January 12, 2021

President Emeritus of Georgetown University and Jan Karski’s colleague and friend, Father Leo J. O’Donovan, has been chosen by President-elect Joe Biden to lead the prayer during his inauguration.

In Karski’s Footsteps: Bearing Witness Today

In Karski’s Footsteps: Bearing Witness Today

December 8, 2020

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and David Strathairn, an Oscar-nominated actor who plays Karski in “Remember This,” were special guests at a virtual event "Bearing Witness: The Legacy of Jan Karski."