Karski, Jan


Karski, Jan
▪ 2001
Jan Kozielewski 
      Polish-born Resistance hero (b. April 24, 1914, Lodz, Pol.—d. July 13, 2000, Washington, D.C.), as a member of the Polish Resistance during World War II, endured considerable hardship to infiltrate the Warsaw Ghetto and Nazi concentration camps and report back to Allied leaders on the persecution of Polish Jews. Few believed his findings, however, and little immediate action was taken. Karski published Story of a Secret State in 1944 and later lectured on government and international relations at Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.

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