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  • White House ‘regrets’ reference to ‘Polish death camp’

    May 30, 2012 | 1:53 pm

    The White House expressed its regrets about President Obama’s use of the term “Polish death camp.”

    In a statement Wednesday morning, Tommy Vietor, the spokesman for the U.S. National Security Council, said the president “misspoke” during his presentation of a posthumous Medal of...

  • Obama awards medal of freedom to Albright, Dylan, Karski

    May 29, 2012 | 3:50 pm

    President Obama awarded Medals of Freedom to Jan Karski, Madeleine Albright and Bob Dylan, among other recipients.

    Obama this year awarded 13 Medals of Freedom. The ceremony took place Tuesday at the White House. Israeli President Shimon Peres will receive the medal in a separate...

  • Jan Karski, from hell on earth to recipient of U.S. presidential honor

    May 25, 2012 | 3:29 pm

    By the time he was 26, Jan Karski had been imprisoned by the Soviets, tortured by the Gestapo, and nearly drowned while escaping from a hospital in German-occupied Slovakia.

    Had he chosen then to end his service in the World War II-era Polish underground, few would have challenged...

  • Jan Karski honored in Poland for WWII resistance work

    February 16, 2012 | 10:48 am

    The Polish Senate has posthumously honored World War II hero Jan Karski for his work in revealing details of the Nazi genocide taking place in Poland.

    During a special meeting Wednesday of Upper House of the Polish Parliament, guests including United States’ Ambassador Lee Feinstein...

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