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UN exhibition honors Jan Karski

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Veronika Joy 23.01.2013 12:30
  • A report by Michal Kubicki
‘The World Knew: Jan Karski’s Mission for Humanity’ exhibition debuted at the UN headquarters in New York on the life and legacy of a Polish organizer of courier missions from the Polish underground during World War II.

Jan Karski Photo: cc/wikipedia

Michal Kubicki interviews David Goldfarb, a curator of literature and humanities at the Polish Cultural Institute in New York.

After being captured by the Red Army in WWII, but successfully escaping to Warsaw, Jan Kozielewski adopted the war name of Karski. He started organizing courier missions from the Polish underground with dispatches to the Polish government in exile. In 1942, Karski started reporting on the situation in Poland, especially the destruction of the Warsaw Ghetto and the plight of the Polish Jews to the Polish, British and U.S. governments.

Jan Karski remained an advocate of Holocaust memory until his death in 2000, at the age of 86.

The Karski exhibition at the United Nations runs until 18 February.

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