Polish History Museum polski
Remember This a new feature film
Georgetown leadership
The Karski Quartet
Karski Graphic Novel
Jan Karski - Humanity's Hero
Karski quote

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

Sep 10
Off-Broadway Premiere of Remember This: The Lesson of Jan Karski
Oct 06
Heartland International Film Festival to Screen "Remember This"
Oct 14
The Florida Council for The Social Studies Conference Features Karski Speaker

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

Ken Burns’s Holocaust Documentary and Jan Karski

Ken Burns’s Holocaust Documentary and Jan Karski

September 24, 2022

Ken Burns has been making documentaries since the early 1990s. Jan Karski was featured in his latest documentary, The U.S. and the Holocaust.

Enthusiastic Reviews of the Karski Play in New York

Enthusiastic Reviews of the Karski Play in New York

September 22, 2022

A round of excellent reviews of the play Remember This: The Lesson of Jan Karski

“An Unignorably Potent” Karski Story

“An Unignorably Potent” Karski Story

September 13, 2022

Review of the off-Broadway premiere of "Remember This: The Lesson of Jan Karski"

What Two Holocaust Heroes Had in Common

What Two Holocaust Heroes Had in Common

August 11, 2022

Jan Karski and Aristides de Sousa Mendes had several things in common. Both men were diplomats, Karski from Poland and Sousa Mendes from Portugal. A film about Karski prompted a good discussion.

Karski Exemplifies the Right Choices

Karski Exemplifies the Right Choices

August 9, 2022

The Jan Karski Polish School in Palos Heights, IL, celebrates Jan Karski's birthday.