On Wednesday February 11th the Jewish Federation of Raleigh-Cary hosted Wanda Urbanska, President of the Jan Karski Educational Foundation, to speak on the life and legacy of Jan Karski over luncheon.
Rafał Siemianowski, a young Polish diplomat working at the Polish Embassy in London, was the first recipient of the Jan Karski scholarship sponsored by the Jan Karski Educational Foundation to participate in the Georgetown Leadership Seminar 2014 organized by the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University.
Wanda Urbanska presented a Karski workshop at the Westchester Lower Hudson Council for the Social Studies Annual Conference to middle and high school teachers.
Over 200 guests gathered at the Consulate General of the Republic of Poland on November 20 at the Jan Karski Educational Foundation Annual Gala to celebrate the work of the foundation and honor the recipient of the 2014 Spirit of Jan Karski Award, Senator John McCain.
Senator John McCain accepted the Spirit of Jan Karski Award at the JKEF reception on Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014. Fox TV News also covered the speech in a nationwide broadcast.
Warsaw, Poland - The two-day conference "Jan Karski: Memory and Responsibility" held on November 5-6 at the University of Warsaw gathered an impressive group of scholars, political leaders, journalists and filmmakers to tackle numerous difficult themes including: Christians and the Holocaust; the evolution of Polish identity; and overcoming the taboo in Polish culture about the Holocaust.
On October 29 and 30, Polish theatre-goers had the chance to see a new incarnation of "Remember This: Walking with Jan Karski," a dramatic reading starring Oscar-nominated actor David Strathairn as Karski.
A concert entitled “An Unfinished Mission” was presented by the Poznań Philharmonic at Adam Mickiewicz University on October 24 to mark the 100th anniversary of Jan Karski’s birth.