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Jan Karski’s certificate as Righteous Among the Nations awarded to him on June 7, 1982

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Polish History Museum

Polish History Museum

On June 7, 1982, Jan Karski planted his tree on the Avenue of the Righteous among the Nations on the Mount of Remembrance in Jerusalem. In subsequent years, many significant honors were bestowed on him: the Anti-Defamation League Courage to Care Award (1988, which in 2012 was renamed the Jan Karski Courage to Care Award); Pius XI Award (1990); the Eisenhower Liberation Medal (1991); the Wallenberg Medal (1991); and the Presidential Medal of Freedom (2012) conferred by President Barack Obama.

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  • Title: Jan Karski’s certificate as Righteous Among the Nations awarded to him on June 7, 1982
  • Date: 1982
  • Location: Yad Vashem, Jerusalem, Israel
  • Transcript: Honorary Diploma This Diploma certifies that during the session on June 7, 1982, the Commission for the Designation of the Righteous, established by The Holocaust Martyrs' and Heroes' Remembrance Authority Yad Vashem, on the grounds of collected testimonies, paid tribute to Jan Karski, who risking his life, rescued the persecuted Jews during the Holocaust. The Commission awarded him a Medal of the Righteous among the Nations and entitled him to plant his tree on the Avenue of the Righteous among the Nations on the Mount of Remembrance in Jerusalem. Jerusalem, Israel, June 7, 1982
  • Contributor: Museum of the City of Łódź
  • Original Source: Museum of the City of Łódź
  • Copyright: Museum of the City of Łódź | signature MMŁ/HW/1916
  • Collection: Jan Karski

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