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Kozielewski, Jan (Karski, Jan)

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Born: 1914 AD
Died: 2000 AD, at 86 years of age.

Nationality: Polish
Categories: Diplomat

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1914 - Born on April 24th in Lodz, Poland. Polish diplomat and resistance leader in World War II. 1935 - He received a masters degree in Law and Diplomatic Science at the University of Lvov. 1936-1938 - Served in various diplomatic posts in Germany, Switzerland, and Great Britain. 1939 - He became a POW of the Red Army. 1942 - He delivered an impassioned plea on behalf of Poland's Jews to top Allied officials in London. 1943 - On July 28th, in a lengthy White House meeting, he told President Franklin D. Roosevelt about the extermination of the Jews of Europe. 1952 - After World War II, he came to the United States and he received his Ph.D. from Georgetown University. 1954 - He became a United States citizen. 2000 - Died on July 13th. 2002 - Karski was made an honorary citzen of the State of Israel and a tree was planted bearing his name at Yad Vashem's Valley of the Righteous Among the Nations.

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