Join us in October as Humanity 101 returns to Oak Park, focusing on "Exploring Our Humanity" and headlining with a powerful exhibition on Jan Karski, a Polish World War II resistance fighter who reported eyewitness accounts of the horrors of the Holocaust and published his best-selling Story of a Secret State in 1944. The exhibit will be on display on the Main Library's second floor through October 31.
The World Knew: Jan Karski's Mission for Humanity is a 22-panel traveling exhibition about Karski's courageous life and World War II legacy. The exhibition comes to Oak Park through the support and sponsorship of the Polish American Librarians Association (PALA). The tour of The World Knew: Jan Karski's Mission for Humanity traveling exhibition is organized by the Jan Karski Educational Foundation. The exhibition was created by the Polish History Museum in Warsaw with major support from the Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Additional funding was provided by the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this exhibition publication do not necessarily reflect those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.