Jan Karski

Honoring the Catholic spy who warned about the Shoah

“He’s the only person I ever met whom I considered truly noble,” says noted Holocaust scholar, filmmaker and writer Michael Berenbaum, referring to Jan Karski, a Polish resistance fighter who warned Western leaders of the impending genocide of Europe’s Jews during World War II. Speaking at the screening of a new Polish documentary, “Karski & the Lords of Humanity,” at the recent Jewish Culture Festival in Krakow, Berenbaum said, “I’ve met Nobel Prize winners, but I truly felt I was in the presence of nobility when I was with him. He elevated every conversation.”

  • What is sad is that the Allies did not act when they should have.

    (SEE: Mackenzie King, Liberal Party, Jews, refusal of entry)

    • Shebel

      What? You wish to harbour the guilt trip ?
      For Whom? The Japanese?

      Is Canada that bad?

      • Minicapt

        Are you trying to be obtuse? Try “MV St Louis”.


        • Shebel

          No. I was not attempting to be obtuse. Well,yes,maybe I was. Would you like to join the line up of people that Canada was unfair to——
          Please- we need a Chart— so that ALL the fucking victims of Canadians— can register themselves, their Religion, their skin pigmentation, their language whatever the hell makes them feel victimized—- past , present and future—
          —and please do attempt to make me feel guilty-if it pleases you.

          • Minicapt

            You’re not very adept with sarcasm; why not stick with bald opinion without the attempts to pseudo-intellectually tart it up. But if demonstrating ignorance is more satisfying, fill your Crocs.
            By the way, parsing your first comment suggests that you are possibly a graduate of a studies program.


          • Shebel

            It is most interesting to view the opinions of people that sign off with ‘CHEERS’.
            They are such happy folk.

          • Minicapt

            We are … long-time happy.


          • Alex

            Beers? Now you’re talking!

          • No one was asking for reparations, only that history should not be forgotten.

            Stop trampling people with the high horse already.

      • I was making a comment relevant to the article.

        Next time, I’ll make it incredibly vague.

        How about that?

        • Shebel

          No need to—I was acting like an ass—
          Can you possibly find in your heart to forgive me ?

    • BillyHW

      The Liberals turned away the Jews and opened the floodgates to the muslims. How stupid is that?

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  • Shebel

    I guess he never met Hussein Obama. He is a Nobel Peace prize winner– for something that no one knows what he did to deserve it.

  • Hard Little Machine

    It’s published by Ha’aretz through clenched teeth wishing the Nazis had finished the job.