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Jan Karski — Humanitarian Hero

August 7

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1 PM LOS ANGELES • 4 PM NEW YORK

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Jan Karski was a member of the Polish underground during World War II whose mission was to inform the Allied powers of Nazi crimes against the Jews of Europe in order to stop the Holocaust. Karski infiltrated the Warsaw Ghetto and a Nazi Transit Camp and carried his dreadful eyewitness report of the atrocities to Britain and the United States, hoping that it would shake the conscience of the powerful leaders or – as he would later call them – the Lords of Humanity. For his extraordinary efforts Karski was named Righteous Among the Nations by Yad Vashem.

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THE SCHEDULE

⇒ August 5-8, watch Slawomir Grunberg‘s film Karski and the Lords of Humanity on your home device. A link will be provided to all who register.

⇒ Sunday, August 7 at 4:00 p.m. US Eastern Time, tune into the program with our distinguished panel of guests.  A link will be provided to all who register.

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SEE THE TRAILER

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MEET THE SPEAKERS

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Screen Shot 2022-01-08 at 3.51.04 PMSlawomir Grunberg, left, is an Emmy Award-winning documentary filmmaker and a graduate of the Polish Film School in Lodz. His films include: Still Life in ŁódźKarski & The Lords of HumanityShimon’s Returns, and many more. His film School Prayer: A Community At War, screened on PBS, received an Emmy Award and the Jan Karski Award for moral courage. Grunberg is a recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, and New York Foundation for the Arts and Soros Justice Media Fellowships. His credits as director of photography include: Legacy (Academy Award nomination for best documentary feature) and Sister Rose’s Passion, which won best short doc at the Tribeca Film Festival and received an Academy Award nomination for best documentary short. https://logtv.com/karski-the-lords-of-humanity/

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Dr. Michael Berenbaum, right, is Director of the Sigi Ziering Institute and co-founder of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. His books include A Promise to Remember: The Holocaust in the Words and Voices of Its SurvivorsThe World Must Know: The History of the Holocaust as Told in the United States Holocaust Memorial MuseumA Mosaic of Victims: Non-Jews Persecuted and Murdered by the Nazis and Witness to the Holocaust: An Illustrated Documentary History of the Holocaust in the Words of Its Victims, Perpetrators, and Bystanders. He serves on the Advisory Council of the Sousa Mendes Foundation.

Screen Shot 2022-06-12 at 10.05.51 PMAfter serving 28 years as National Director and a total of fifty years with the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), Abraham H. Foxman, left, retired in 2015 and became National Director Emeritus. He is world-renowned as a leader in the fight against anti-semitism, bigotry and discrimination and speaks out on issues of global anti-semitism, the war on terrorism, church/state issues, religious intolerance and issues relating to the Holocaust. During his long and distinguished career, Foxman has had consultations with world leaders on every continent including the three most recent popes. Abraham Foxman was a hidden child in Poland during the Holocaust.

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Dr. Mordecai Paldiel, right, moderator, led the Righteous Among the Nations Department at Yad Vashem from 1982-2007. His books include The Path of the RighteousSheltering the JewsSaving the JewsDiplomat Heroes of the HolocaustSaving One’s Own: Jewish Rescuers During the Holocaust and The Righteous Among the Nations. He has taught at Yeshiva University and Touro College and serves on the Board of the Sousa Mendes Foundation. Thanks to his efforts, there is a square named for Aristides de Sousa Mendes and a street named for Raoul Wallenberg, both in Jerusalem. He is on the B’nai Brith committee honoring Jewish rescuers of Jews during the Holocaust.

Screen Shot 2022-06-21 at 11.20.13 AMBozena U. Zaremba, left, co-host, is a Director of Programming at the Jan Karski Educational Foundation and serves the organization’s needs as a project manager, writer, editor, and translator. She oversees the promotion, distribution, and implementation of JKEF’s two leading projects: the graphic novel Karski’s Mission: to Stop the Holocaust and the traveling exhibition The World Knew: Jan Karski’s Mission for Humanity. Her work on the Karski legacy was recognized with the Agnes Crabtree International Relations Award at the 2019 Florida Council for Social Studies Conference, where she is a regular presenter. She holds an M.A. in English from the Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland, and is a graduate of the State School of Music in Krakow. She lives in South Florida. www.jankarski.net

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TWO LEVELS OF TICKETS

KARSKI book

GENERAL ADMISSION for the film and discussion only: $18 suggested donation.

SPECIAL OFFER: Donate $100 or more and receive the film and discussion, plus TWO AUTOGRAPHED AND INSCRIBED BOOKS: 1. the gorgeous coffee-table book WE SPOKE OUT: COMIC BOOKS AND THE HOLOCAUST (with preface by Stan Lee) and 2. the visually exciting graphic novel for young people, KARSKI’S MISSION TO STOP THE HOLOCAUST, both inscribed by the celebrated author Dr. Rafael MedoffUS shipping included! Limited time offer!

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Registration for this program is closed.

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The program is co-presented with the Jan Karski Educational Foundation.

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Date:
August 7
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