"Marc Smith was a gifted story-teller and his gift is evident in his powerful play about Jan Karski. His play is important because Jan Karski’s story must be told and retold so that we may resolve not only the remnants of the conflicts of the past, but perhaps more importantly, clearly demonstrate that individuals are not helpless in the face of evil. Strong, principled persons can and do stand up to evil and thus make the world safer for us all. Marc Smith, through his moving play, reminded us of this truth and inspired us to act.” Marek Lesniewski-Laas (Honorary Consul of the Republic of Poland, for New England).
“Drama is a particularly important way of analyzing and looking at history…As history is receding farther and farther, it’s very important that current and future generations understand the legacy, and these plays help do that. We’re delighted to make those two stories and those plays available to our audiences.”--Marty Sleeper, (retired Associate Director, Facing History and Ourselves).
The book "Lion Hearts" is about Karski's era in Poland, and features a chapter about Karski and his photo is on the cover; this radio interview with author Harry Lew gives a good background about Karski and others who helped to save people during WWII. (Click on "Download audio" to listen to the interview with the author.)
The book is available in the US from Polonia Books in Chicago or online
A comic book about Karski published in Italy, created by by journalist Marco Rizzo and artist Lelio Bonaccorso, it's called "L'uomo che l' scopri Olocausto" (The Man Who Discovered the Holocaust) and is in Italian.
A play about Karski written by Georgetown professor Derek Goldman and Clark Young, starred Academy Award nominee David Strathairn as Karski in a world premier performance, directed by Goldman at Georgetown University on Karski's 100th birthday.
The play was performed in New York and Washington, DC during July 2015 to much acclaim, including this Washington Postarticle by Peter Marks
Another review of the play is by Masha Leon, with this article from Forward
An article about the play's New York performance in the Tablet Magazine by Gabriela Geselowitz
Jan Karski April 24, 1914 - July 13, 2000
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