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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

Jan 27
NYC Screening of Karski Film to mark International Holocaust Remembrance Day
Jan 29
Lodz citizens will be able to see the Karski play
Feb 01
Krakow's Teatr Variete to present the play about 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

"Remember This: The Lesson of Jan Karski" Is coming to Poland!

January 6, 2023

The critically-acclaimed play Remember This: The Lesson of Jan Karski will be presented in four Polish cities in January and February of 2023.

Nationwide Theatrical Release of the Karski Movie

Nationwide Theatrical Release of the Karski Movie

December 17, 2022

Announcing the dates of the official release of the feature film "Remember This."

Eager and Proud to Tell Karski’s Story

Eager and Proud to Tell Karski’s Story

December 8, 2022

JKEF-sponsored participants in the 2022 Georgetown Leadership Seminar share their reflections from the program.

Karski “Entangled in the Worst of Humanity”

Karski “Entangled in the Worst of Humanity”

December 6, 2022

Success of the play Remember This: The Lesson of Jan Karski at the Berkeley Repertory Theatre in California.

Karski Movie Showered with Awards at Film Festivals

Karski Movie Showered with Awards at Film Festivals

October 31, 2022

The Karski movie, "Remember This" has received several awards at recent festival screenings.