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August 31, 2015

Jan Karski, the man who first told the world about the Holocaust

Filed under: Germany, Holocaust — Tags: , — furtherglory @ 12:37 pm
Jan Karski

Jan Karski

You can read about Jan Karski, the man who first told the world about the Holocaust, in a recent news article here.

I blogged about Jan Karski in this previous blog post:

https://furtherglory.wordpress.com/2012/05/27/bob-dylan-and-jan-karski-to-receive-the-presidential-medal-of-freedom/

This quote is from the news article, cited above:

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Karski, who was a courier for the Polish Underground State, is known as “the man who wanted to stop the Holocaust,” Ewa Junczyk-Ziomecka, president of the Educational Foundation of Jan Karski, which is organising the exhibition ‘Jan Karski. A mission for the future,’ said.

“Jan Karski is unfortunately a still little-known figure…it turns out that many people do not know who he was. And yet his character and his mission during the war are still today an example. The values presented by Karski – morality, a sense of mission, courage – are still valid,” Junczyk-Ziomecka said.

“When he fell into the hands of the Gestapo and tortured, he was afraid he could not bear the pain and would start exposing colleagues from the Polish Underground State and considered suicide. He was a believer and for Catholics that is a mortal sin. His attitude, as Adam Rotfeld once wrote, symbolises the best face of Polish patriotism,” Junczyk-Ziomecka added.

Tuesday’s opening of the exhibition is at the Jewish Historical Institute in Warsaw, after a lecture by Maciej Sadowski.

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– See more at: http://www.thenews.pl/1/11/Artykul/218414,Jan-Karski-photos-on-show-at-Singers-Warsaw-Festival#sthash.vPdizwNd.dpuf