In the midst of World War II, Jan Karski, a courier for the Polish underground, bravely crossed the Warsaw Ghetto and Nazi transit camp in order to deliver eyewitness testimony about the situation of Jews in occupied Poland and carry his reports to the governments in the United Kingdom and the United States. His desperate testimony sets the record straight about what the world knew of the Holocaust when there was still time to act.
The story of Jan Karski challenges our common wisdom about one of the most terrible times in human history. His story is a lesson about the brightest and the darkest sides of human nature.
Join Public Seminar and the Transregional Center for Democratic Studies for a film screening and discussion about the legacy of one of the most outstanding, yet not widely known, personalities of the 20th century.
Karski & Lords of Humanity
A film by Slawomir Grunberg
Monday, October 17, 2016, 7 PM
6 East 16th Street, Wolff Conference Room, D1103
The screening will be followed by a reception.
This event is organized in collaboration with the Jan Karski Educational Foundation and is a part of the celebration of this year’s “Spirit of Jan Karski Award” ceremony, to be held on November 1, 2016 in The Tishman Auditorium, University Center. Register for this event here.