Jan Karski

Remembering Shoah Hero Jan Karski In Poland And U.S.

Diplomat alerted world to atrocities of Holocaust.

04/30/2014
Staff Writer
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Warsaw — Seven decades after Jan Karski, a low-ranking ex-military officer and Polish diplomat, risked his life to tell the world about the Nazis’ extermination of Europe’s Jews, Poland is telling the world about Karski.

Jan Karski, at Yad Vashem, is being honored posthumously in Poland this year. Courtesy of Polish History Museum

Remembering Shoah Hero Jan Karski In Poland And U.S.

Diplomat alerted world to atrocities of Holocaust.

04/24/2014
Staff Writer
Story Includes Video: 
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Warsaw — Seven decades after Jan Karski, a low-ranking ex-military officer and Polish diplomat, risked his life to tell the world about the Nazis’ extermination of Europe’s Jews, Poland is telling the world about Karski.

Jan Karski photographed at Yad Vashem. Michal Fajbusiewicz/Polish History Museum

Remembering Unsung Heroes Of The Holocaust

Associated Press reported recently on some excavations in Warsaw that have received little interest outside of Poland, especially in the Jewish community.

The work at the Powazki Military Cemetery should be of interest to Jews – the forensic scientists are looking for the remains, in a mass grave that contains entangled skeletons of resistance fighters, of one particular hero. Capt. Witold Pilecki, a non-Jewish Pole, volunteered to be captured and interned in Auschwitz in order to bring the Nazi death camp’s atrocities to the attention of the world.

Witold Pilecki: His burial place isn't known, his heroism is.

Beyond Semantics: 'Polish Death Camps' And The Suffering Of A Nation

In Poland last year to help the small Jewish community of Poznan lead its Pesach seders, I spent some time in a small café down the street from the city’s former synagogue (serving since communist times as a municipal swimming pool) with the director of a small art gallery.

Polish camp, or Nazi camp in occupied Poland?

Jan Karski, A Medal Well-Deserved

05/29/2012
Editorial

Almost seven decades after he met in the Oval Office with President Franklin D. Roosevelt and told him of his eyewitness accounts of Nazi atrocities against Jews, and a dozen years after his death, Jan Karski, the Polish Catholic who had himself been smuggled into the Warsaw Ghetto, was honored this week with the Presidential Medal of Freedom at a solemn ceremony in Washington.

Obama Adds Bob Dylan, Madeleine Albright To Freedom Medal List

04/27/2012

Madeleine Albright, Bob Dylan, Shimon Peres and Jan Karski will be among 13 recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

The list was released Thursday. President Obama had previously announced that he was set to confer the medal on Peres, the Israeli president, and Karski, the late Polish resistance fighter who was among the first to document the Nazi genocide.

Obama Adds Bob Dylan, Madeleine Albright To Freedom Medal List

04/27/2012

Madeleine Albright, Bob Dylan, Shimon Peres and Jan Karski will be among 13 recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

The list was released Thursday. President Obama had previously announced that he was set to confer the medal on Peres, the Israeli president, and Karski, the late Polish resistance fighter who was among the first to document the Nazi genocide.

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