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Jan Karski Medal of Freedom

President Obama's Medal for Karski Shines Light on Poland's Real World War II Record

Alex Storozynski | Posted 07.29.2012 | World
Alex Storozynski

After escaping Soviet imprisonment and being savagely tortured by the Gestapo, Karski risked his life to sneak past German guards into the ghetto to see how the Nazis were abusing Jews. Karski then disguised himself as a Ukrainian guard to visit a transfer station that sorted Jews on their way to the death camps.