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Upcoming Events

Jan 27
Ghetto Fighters House Museum to Feature Karski
Feb 19
Karski film coming to Bergen Community College in New Jersey

Our Generous Supporters

National Endowment For The Humanities
Polish History Museum
Consulate General of Poland in New York

The Jan Karski Educational Foundation presents the Spirit of Jan Karski Award to individuals who through their actions have demonstrated the values represented by Jan Karski and have distinguished themselves by defending human rights, speaking out against aggression and on behalf of the integrity of ethnic and religious groups and sovereign nations.

Previous honorees include:

2016: Nicholas Kristof, The New York Times columnist and two-time Pulitzer Prize-winner, for his unflagging efforts to draw public attention to humanitarian issues around the world through his passionate reporting and powerful writing.

2014: U.S. Senator John McCain – for his courageous leadership and willingness to speak truth to power about international acts of aggression.

2013: Samantha Power, US Permanent Representative to the United Nations – for exemplary work in advancing the issue of genocide prevention. 

2012: Ewa Junczyk-Ziomecka, former Consul General of the Republic of Poland in New York – for pioneering work in promoting improved relations between the Polish Catholic and Jewish communities worldwide.