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Jan Karski’s book, “Story of a Secret State”, about his wartime experience

1944

Polish History Museum

Polish History Museum
Warszawa, Poland

In 1943, Karski could not return to Poland. The Government-in-Exile gave him a new assignment: To convince Hollywood to make a movie about the Polish war effort in order to sway public opinion toward a Poland threatened with Soviet domination. After the film failed to materialize, Karski went to work day and night on a book about his wartime experience. “Story of a Secret State” was published in the US by Houghton Mifflin, became an overnight sensation, selling 400,000 copies. It was quickly translated into French, Swedish, Norwegian and Icelandic.

Details

  • Title: Jan Karski’s book, “Story of a Secret State”, about his wartime experience
  • Date: 1944
  • Location: Boston, USA
  • Contributor: Polish History Museum
  • Original Source: Jan Karski Program
  • Copyright: Houghton Mifflin
  • Collection: Jan Karski

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