The World Knew: Jan Karski’s Mission for Humanity

Published: December 11, 2014
By: Alyssa Mowrer

Jan Karski was an incredible hero during World War II and we are proud to be displaying his story in the Library. The World Knew is an exhibit all about Jan Karski's life and work during WWII. Karski was a courier for the Polish Underground resistance during the war. He wanted to save the Polish Jews from execution and he helped Western allies take military action in 1942. Karski was an eye-witness to German Nazi violence in the Warsaw Ghetto and now his story is being told.

The exhibit includes information about his life and all of the interesting and atrocious things he saw during the war. There are incredible stories about his near-death experiences and his later perspective on the holocaust. It is a truly amazing exhibit that Parkside is fortunate to display. The exhibit will remain in the Library until Dec 30, so make sure you don't miss it!

The exhibit is sponsored by The Consulate General of the Republic of Poland in Chicago and is being co-presented by the UW-Parkside Library and the Polish American Congress – Wisconsin Division.
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