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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

Oct 21
Karski & The Lords of Humanity Coming to UVA

Our Generous Supporters

National Endowment For The Humanities
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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

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

Remembering Senator McCain by Engaging in Acts of Civility

Remembering Senator McCain by Engaging in Acts of Civility

August 22, 2019

On the first anniversary of Senator John McCain's passing, his family announces an initiative of civic engagement to celebrate his legacy.


Conference "The Great Power and Poland: 1919-2019"

August 20, 2019

The Jan Karski Educational Foundation, its sister organization, Fundacja Edukacyjna Jana Karskiego, and the University of Warsaw announce a conference, "The Great Power and Poland: 1919-2019."

Moral Compass for All of Us

Moral Compass for All of Us

July 1, 2019

Finally, Paris has a square named after Jan Karski.