The World Knew – Jan Karski’s Mission for Humanity

Exhibition Opening

September 24, 6:00 pm

Saint Louis University Pius XII  Memorial Library
3650 Lindell Blvd. St. Louis, MO 63108
Phone: 314-977-3087

This 22 panel educational travelling exhibition reflects heavily on Jan Karski’s World War II memoir Story of a Secret State, detailing his mission from the Polish Government in Exile. He was charged with the task of bringing an eyewitness account of the Holocaust to skeptical Allied leaders, including British foreign secretary Anthony Eden and U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt.

The World Knew – Jan Karski’s Mission for Humanity was created by the Polish History Museum in partnership with the Jan Karski Educational Foundation and the support from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland. Additional funding was provided by the National Endowment for Humanities. It is co-sponsored by the Rubin and Gloria Feldman Education Institute of the Holocaust Museum and Learning Center, a department of Jewish Federation, St. Louis, the Center for Intercultural Studies at Saint Louis University, and Saint Louis Polonia, Inc.

Special thanks to our guest speaker Bozena McLees, Director of the Jan Karski Educational Foundation.

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Exhibition Committee

Ewa Dyk – Chair of Exhibition Committee for The World Knew, Vice President, Saint Louis Polonia, Inc.

John Kurowski – Founder and Managing Attorney, Kurowski Shultz, LLC, Swansea, Illinois and Visiting Professor of Law at the Nicolaus Copernicus School of Law and Administration in Torun, Poland.

Robert Ogrodnik – Honorary Consul of the Republic of Poland in St. Louis

Daniel A. Reich – Curator and Director of Education at the Holocaust Museum and Learning Center in St. Louis

Michal Jan Rozbicki – Director of the Center for Intercultural Studies, Saint Louis University

Chris Smentkowski – Director of Arts, Saint Louis Polonia, Inc., and Library Associate at Pius XII Memorial Library