The Jan Karski Educational Foundation announced today that Senator John McCain has been chosen as the 2014 recipient of the Spirit of Jan Karski Award. This award -- the foundation's highest honor -- is presented annually to an individual who has distinguished himself in defending human rights, speaking out against aggression, and on behalf of the integrity of ethnic and religious groups and sovereign nations.
A diverse group gathered at the Central Branch of the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library on October 16 to celebrate the opening of The World Knew: Jan Karski's Mission for Humanity, which will be on display until November 16.
There are two ticket choices for our exciting November 20th reception this year.
On September 26 and 27, 2014, The European Union Center of California hosted a lively international conference on the occasion of the Jan Karski centennial, called "Exploring the Concept and Application of the Responsibility to Protect (R2P)."
Many cultural events that accompanied the Loyola Conference in Chicago allowed everyone to reflect and enjoy. The conference included the screening of two films about WWII and a splendid concert of Polish classical and cabaret music. A new play about Karski followed the next day.
Chicago, IL – The Jan Karski 2014 International Conference on Memory and Responsibility, organized by Loyola University Chicago in cooperation with the Jan Karski Educational Foundation, was deemed "a remarkable success" by conference participants who spoke enthusiastically about the caliber of the presentations and discussions.
Jan Karski Educational Foundation President Wanda Urbanska shared the foundation's mission at the regular monthly membership mixer of the Polish American Chamber of Commerce (PACC) as part of Jan Karski Days in Chicago.
The World Knew: Jan Karski’s Mission for Humanity exhibition was launched at the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center (IHMEC) on September 17, with a momentous opening attended by numerous VIPs, including a strong presence from the Polish and Jewish communities.