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us: Karski, Jan, 1914-2000

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    • us: Kozielewski-Karski, Jan, 1914-2000
    • us: Kozielewski, Jan, 1914-2000
    • us: Witold, 1914-2000
    • us: Karski Kozielewski, Jan, 1914-2000
    • us: Piasecki, 1914-2000
    • us: Kwaśniewski, 1914-2000
    • us: Znamierowski, 1914-2000
    • us: Kruszewski, 1914-2000
    • us: Kucharski, 1914-2000
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        (naf) Łódź (Poland)
    • Death Place

        (naf) Washington (D.C.)
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        (naf) Poland
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        (naf) United States
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) Georgetown University
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    • Field of Activity

        (lcsh) Anti-Nazi movement--Poland
          (lcsh) World War, 1939-1945--Underground movements--Poland
            (lcsh) International relations
          • Occupation

              (lcsh) College teachers
                (lcsh) International relations specialists
                  (lcsh) Diplomats
                    (lcsh) Guerrilla couriers
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                • Sources

                  • found: Author's The Great Powers and Poland, ... 1985: CIP t.p. (Jan Karski) CIP data sheet (b. 4-22-14)
                  • found: Jankowski, S. Emisariusz "Witold", 1991: p. 7 (Jan Kozielewski-Karski)
                  • found: Polish American Journal, online ed. (viewed Nov. 15, 2006) Karski biography p. (Jan Karski, d. Jul. 13, 2000, in Washington, D.C.)
                  • found: Karski, 2009: p. 4 of cover (Jan Karski; born Jan Kozielewski) p. 9 (used pseudonym Witold; also known as Kanicki, Piasecki, Kucharski, Znamirowski, Kruszewski, and other names)
                  • found: Wikipedia, March 7, 2015 (Jan Karski (24 June 1914-13 July 2000) was a Polish World War II resistance movement fighter and later professor at Georgetown University. In 1942 and 1943 Karski reported to the Polish government in exile and the Western Allies on the situation in German-occupied Poland, especially the destruction of the Warsaw Ghetto, and the secretive German-Nazi extermination camps; Other names: Jan Kozielewski (birth name); Piasecki, Kwaśniewski, Znamierowski, Kruszewski, Kucharski, and Witold (akas); Occupation: Polish resistance fighter; diplomat; activist; professor; author; Known for: World War II resistance and the Holocaust rescue, Congress Poland; born Jan Kozielewski on 24 June 1914 in Łódź, Poland; date of birth is sometimes given as 24 April 1914, based on his baptismal records in Russian and subsequently figuring on his official birth certificate; all documents handwritten by Jan Karski before WWII list the 24 June date, most importantly his official handwritten resume. All US documents list 11 April, including passport and social security card. Polish PWN Encyclopedia recognizes the date as 22 April. Another variant is on his diplomatic passport which lists his birthday as 22 March 1912. The error reflected in his war-time documents probably served Karski well in his profession; died July 13, 2000, Washington, D.C.; adopted a nom de guerre of Jan Karski, which later became his legal name; other noms de guerre used by him during World War II included Piasecki, Kwaśniewski, Znamierowski, Kruszewski, Kucharski, and Witold; In 1954, Karski became a naturalized citizen of the United States. He taught at Georgetown University for 40 years in the areas of East European affairs, comparative government and international affairs)
                  • found: Jan Karski Kozielewski, 2014.
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                  • 1984-10-09: new
                  • 2015-03-08: revised
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