[HUM 221 students -- Gerry Adair discussed Jan Karski in his guest lecture.]
Polish Resistance Figure Jan Karski, Honored with Posthumous Medal of Freedom, in His Own Words
[Last June], the White House apologized to Poland over language used by President Obama in honoring the late Polish resistance fighter Jan Karski. Obama referred to a "Polish death camp" when awarding the Presidential Medal of Freedom without noting Poland was occupied by Nazi Germany. During World War II, Karski helped alert the world to the Nazi Holocaust. He visited the Warsaw Ghetto and traveled to the United States to give eyewitness testimony to President Franklin D. Roosevelt and Supreme Court Justice Felix Frankfurter. We air excerpts of an interview with Karski conducted by Andrew Leslie Phillips in 1986.
Jan Karski, Polish resistance fighter, interviewed by Andrew Leslie Phillips in 1986.
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