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The Great Power and Poland Conference in Warsaw
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Karski & The Lords of Humanity Coming to UVA

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  • Major English-language biography by E. Thomas Wood and Stanislaw M. Jankowski, "Karski: How One Man Tried to Stop the Holocaust" available on Amazon at http://www.amazon.com/Karski-How-Tried-Stop-Holocaust/dp/0471145734/ref=sr_1_5?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1323050099&sr=1-5
  • Long downloadable article/novella, "The Emissary", by Maciej Kozlowski, in English with forward by Bill Clinton
  • Information about a play written by Marc P. Smith about Karski from the Worcester Telegram and Gazette by Richard Duckett called Jan Karski, Subject of Worcester Playwright, to Receive Presidental Medal of Freedom. See the For Educators tab for additional information about this play. Some additional quotes about the play include: 

    "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.) 
  • A bilingual Jan Karski Photobiography displays an extensive library of photos and information about Karski's life and era
    • The Polish History Museum did a review of this excellent book 
    • Here's another great review by Culture.pl
    • 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.
  • An online comic book (in Polish) has been produced by the Jan Karski Institute
  • play called Coming to See Aunt Sophie, written by Arthur Feinsod and directed by Dale McFadden, premiered in Germany and Poland in May 2014, in the US in July 2014 and Australia in August 2015
  • 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 Post article 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