21 Stops and Counting: Traveling Karski Exhibition Still Available

After 21 stops over two years, “The World Knew: Jan Karski’s Mission for Humanity,” a traveling exhibition about Holocaust hero Jan Karski, is still traveling and still available to libraries and other cultural institutions. The Polish American Librarians Association has worked with the Jan Karski Educational Foundation to bring the exhibition to libraries across the country, and it has been shown at the following sites:

  • Manhattan College, New York
  • Central Connecticut State University
  • State Capitol, Hartford, Connecticut
  • National Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa, Doylestown, Pennsylvania
  • Penn Hillel, University of Pennsylvania
  • Illinois Holocaust Museum, Skokie, Illinois
  • Canisius College, Buffalo, New York
  • Buffalo and Erie County Public Library, New York
  • Kean University Union, New Jersey
  • Brooklyn College, Brooklyn, New York
  • St. Louis University, St. Louis, Missouri
  • Oak Park Public Library in Oak Park, Illinois
  • Lindenwood University, St. Charles, Missouri
  • Iona College/Holocaust and Human Rights Education Center, New Rochelle, New York
  • Manhattan College, Bronx, New York
  • Buffalo and Erie County Public Library, New York
  • United Nations Headquarters, New York City
  • Jewish Historical Institute in Warsaw, Poland
  • Polish Museum of America in Chicago, Illinois
  • University of Washington, Seattle, Washington
  • Jewish Federation of Greater Phoenix, Arizona

“PALA has worked with the Karski Educational Foundation since its beginnings as the Jan Karski US Centennial Campaign, established in May 2011, which successfully placed Karski’s name in nomination for the Presidential Medal of Freedom,” says PALA President Leonard Kniffel. “We are grateful to librarians who have made it possible for the exhibition to be shown in their libraries. Our efforts to educate the world about Karski’s heroism during the Holocaust are ongoing, and I urge librarians, especially Polish American librarians, to take advantage of our efforts.”

Libraries or other organizations that would like to host the exhibition, can contact Bozena Zaremba, Project Manager at the Jan Karski Educational Foundation, buzaremba@jankarski.net.