For Jan Karski, a Long Overdue Medal of Freedom

Writing at Real Clear Politics, Mark Salter, John McCain’s former chief of staff, retells the story of Jan Karski, “a hero of the Polish resistance in World War II.” On Tuesday Karski posthumously received the Medal of Freedom for his actions during World War II, when he “was ordered to brief the Polish prime minister in London on Nazi atrocities in Poland.” Salter, a former student of Karski’s at Georgetown University, writes of his former professor: “Jan Karski, a haunted man, a righteous man, it was a privilege to have known him even slightly. I’ll never meet another like him.” 

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