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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
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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.

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

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 include Chairman of the World Jewish Congress and representatives of Fundacja Edukacyjna Jana Karskiego.

Jan Karski’s Birthday Celebrated at the Jan Karski Polish School

Jan Karski’s Birthday Celebrated at the Jan Karski Polish School

April 23, 2018

Students and teachers of the Jan Karski Polish School in Palos Heights, IL, celebrate Jan Karski’s birthday.

Jan Karski Featured in the Exhibition about Diplomatic Efforts to Save Jews

Jan Karski Featured in the Exhibition about Diplomatic Efforts to Save Jews

April 13, 2018

On the Holocaust Remembrance Day, Ambassador of the Republic of Poland Piotr Wilczek pays tribute to the Holocaust victims and opens an exhibition about diplomatic efforts to save Jews during WWII.