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Professor Jan Karski (1914-2000)

This guide highlights primary and secondary sources available in or through the Georgetown University Library for research on Jan Karski.

Books and Book Chapters


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  • Wood, E. Thomas. Karski: how one man tried to stop the Holocaust. New York : J. Wiley, 1994 (Available online - GU NetID login required)

    The full-text of this work is available through the Georgetown Library catalog. It is also available in hard copy in Lauinger Library.




  • The Holocaust forty years after. Lewiston : E. Mellen Press, 1989

    IV. Message that was delivered, but not heard / Jan Karski. This publication is not owned by Georgetown University Library but is available through a consortial loan from American or George Washington Universities.


  • Cargas, Harry J. Voices from the Holocaust. Lexington : University Press of Kentucky, 1993  (Available online - GU NetID login required)

    This work is also available in hard copy in Launger Library.  The text of an interview with Jan Karski appears on pages 57-65.



  • Curran, Robert Emmett. A history of Georgetown University.  Washington, D.C. : Georgetown University Press, 2010 

    A three volume set, this is the most comprehensive University history. Volume 1 covers 1789-1889, volume 2 covers 1889-1964, and volume 3 covers 1964-1989. Use the index to volumes 2 and 3 to navigate to mentions of Jan Karski in the context of his career at Georgetown University. Note that most of these references are in passing, rather than in-depth.

    Also available for use in the Booth Family Center for Special Collections; request via the Aeon request system.


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