We'd like to invite you to visit "The World Knew: Jan Karski’s Mission for the Humanity," hosted in the library this month. The exhibit, made up of 22 panels, was created by the Polish History Museum in Warsaw and made available by Poland’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Jan Karski Educational Foundation.
As a courier for the Polish Underground resistance during World War II, Karski was an eye-witness to German Nazi atrocities in the Warsaw Ghetto. He implored the Western allies to take military action in 1942 to save Polish Jews from extermination in occupied Poland. He later immigrated to the United States and became a professor at Georgetown University. He received numerous honors, including, posthumously, the United States Medal of Freedom by President Obama in 2012. Jan Karski died in 2000.
The exhibit is sponsored in Wisconsin by the Consulate General of the Republic of Poland in Chicago, and is being co-presented in cooperation between the UW-Parkside Library and the Polish American Congress – Wisconsin Division.
You can find more information about Jan Karski and the exhibit at http://www.jankarski.net/en