By unanimous consent, it was resolved, — That, whereas during the darkest period of Europe’s history, the young diplomat Jan Karski joined the Polish underground to resist the increasingly horrific atrocities perpetrated by Hitler in Nazi-occupied Poland during the Second World War;
whereas scarred by what he witnessed in the Warsaw Ghetto and the Izbica Lubelska transit camp, into which he was smuggled during a secret mission, Jan Karski took it upon himself to inform the leaders of the Western world of the desperate plight of Polish Jewry;
whereas Jan Karski, at great risk to his own life, gave voice to the voiceless by speaking out for the Jewish victims of the Holocaust, and stood firmly against evil; and
whereas this year marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of Jan Karski;
therefore, this House recognizes Jan Karski’s heroic actions, compassion for the Jewish people of Poland, and enduring commitment to human dignity.