Jan Karski's Life Before The Holocaust

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Jan Karski the up stander Jan Karski once said “calm down, Witold. Don’t excite yourself so. If you raise your voice much louder you shan’t have to send any letters .Everybody in the third Reich will have heard you, including the Gestapo.” Even though Jan Karski wasn’t talking about himself, but talking to others so they can stand up to be louder. Although Jan Karski wasn’t that famous for his actions in the Holocaust, but he did disguise himself like a Nazi, so he could see what was going on in the concentration camps, and he also joined the underground Poland home army, so we remember him as an unstained in the Holocaust. Jan Karski life before the Holocaust was pretty normal like all the other people in life, except the Jews. He was born on April 24th, 1914 in Lodz, Poland. As he got older he went to join the military officers in Poland. (1991, Jan Karski) He also went to…show more content…
By almost saving half of Poland and many other country’s too. If Jan Karski got caught, he would have gotten into a lot of trouble. He would have been executed, his family could have got killed, get caught by a Nazi and be put in prison. (Jewish virtual) But he risked his life, so he could do all those things for those helpless people. Jan Karski saved roughly about 10,000 to 20,000 Jews during the Holocaust. And he also saved half his home country. (Poland) That’s a lot for a single guy to do with only a little bit of help. On June 28th, 1982, Yad Vashem recognized Jan Karski as Righteous among Nations. It was a big deal for him, and a month later he went up and said a speech about all the things that he saw and what they were doing to them. Then in 1998 to 2000 the president of the United States gave him a reward for all his help in the Holocaust, and for saving all those Jews in concentration camps and the Warsaw Ghetto.( Jewish Virtual) Although Jan Karski wasn’t as famous for his actions in

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