EXHIBITION: The World Knew: Jan Karski’s Mission for Humanity
The 22-panel exhibition The World Knew: Jan Karski's Mission for Humanity illustrates Jan Karski’s mission of courage during World War II, and his subsequent life and testimony. It is graphically engaging, with its narrative supported by eye-catching period photos, correspondence and other primary source documents. See a selection of panels below.
This traveling exhibition is organized by the Jan Karski Educational Foundation, which provides the renter with general assistance in arranging the presentation of the exhibit; we will supply information and photos for promotional materials, as well as the necessary language and we will coordinate the shipping and help with promotion by posting information on JKEF website, Facebook, Twitter and other available channels. We can provide supplementary materials such as catalogues, Foundation brochures, and books. We can also connect the renter with potential speakers to coordinate a talk about Karski and his legacy, as well as assist with arranging a screening of the Karski documentary Karski & The Lords of Humanity by Emmy Award-winning director Sławomir Grünberg.
The U.S. premiere opening took place in January 2013 at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, and since then the exhibition has been shown at numerous venues, including Illinois Holocaust Museum in Skokie, IL; Central Connecticut State University (New Britain, CT); State Capitol in Hartford, CT; Canisius College (Buffalo, NY); Kean University (Union, NJ); Oak Park Public Library (Oak Park, IL); Brooklyn College (Brooklyn, NY); St. Louis University (St. Louis. MO); Lindenwood University (St. Charles, MO); Iona College (New Rochelle, NY); Manhattan College (Riverdale, NY); and most recently, Holocaust Museum and Education Center of Southwest Florida (Naples, FL).
The exhibition consists of 22 panels, each 3-ft. x 4-ft. (on foam board, framed), to be either hung on the wall (backing wire in place) or placed on easels (not provided). Each panel weighs approx. 4.5 lbs. The exhibit requires about 100 linear feet for display. It is packed in two crates, each 38ʺ x 50ʺ x 8ʺ, weighing 100 lbs. each. The crates have handles and wheels for easy handling.
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The tour of The World Knew: Jan Karski's Mission for Humanity traveling exhibition is organized by the Jan Karski Educational Foundation. The exhibition was created by the Polish History Museum with a major support from the Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Additional funding was provided by the National Endowment for Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this exhibition publication do not necessarily reflect those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.