• Faithful to my Homeland, the Republic of Poland

  • 16 April 2014

    Year 2014 has been established by the Polish Parliament as the “Jan Karski Year”. To mark this occasion, on 8 April 2014, the Polish Embassy in the Netherlands and Polish section at the Slavic Studies of the University of Amsterdam organized a seminar to commemorate the famous Polish Emissary.

    Guests  to the seminar “Jan Karski . Humanity 's Hero - The Polish secret agent, wartime emissary and the first witness of the Holocaust.” were welcomed by Professor dr. Ellen Rutten.  Then the floor was taken by Ambassador of Poland dr. Jan Borkowski  followed by Wim Berkelaar, historian who for many years is associated with the Documentation Centre of the Dutch Protestantism and the Free University of Amsterdam and dr. Iwona Guść of the Dutch Institute for War, Holocaust and Genocide (NIOD). During the seminar a documentary about Jan Karski was shown. The seminar was completed by a panel discussion during which audience asked number of questions on Jan Karski and his “message to the world on Holocaust”.


    After the formal part of the seminar it was possible to purchase a book of Jan Karski in Dutch translation “Mijn Bericht aan de wereld . Geheime Koerier , verzetsstrijder en van de eerste ooggetuige Holocaust.”  distributed by a Dutch publishing house COSSEE :


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