April 21, 2014 - New York – The AJC weekly radio messages are broadcast on the CBS radio network, before The Osgood File. All AJC radio commentaries since 2001 are available at www.ajc.org/radiocommentary.
The full text of this week's commentary follows:
year would have marked the 100th birthday of Jan Karski.
died in 2000, but his name deserves to live on for generations to come.
was a Polish Catholic who fought the Nazi occupation of his native country.
personally witnessed the Holocaust and, as a brave courier for the Polish
underground, risked his life to alert the world.
traveled to London and Washington, where he met with often skeptical leaders.
pleaded for their help – in vain, he feared.
the war, he settled in America and taught at Georgetown.
he never forgot the wartime horrors he had seen.
defended the cause of freedom.
spoke out against anti-Semitism.
he stood up for Israel.
Karski is a name to cherish.
his towering example of moral and physical courage should be an inspiration for
Karski, a true hero of humanity.
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