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Sandro Rosell
FC Barcelona President
Tuesday, September 26, 2017

A comic book which tells the true story of a Polish courier’s mission to alert the world about the Holocaust, has been awarded a Silver Medal in the 21st annual Independent Publisher Awards.

Karski’s Mission: To Stop the Holocaust was authored by Dr. Rafael Medoff, director of the David S. Wyman Institute for Holocaust Studies, and illustrated by renowned comic book artist Dean Motter. The 28-page, full-color comic book was awarded the Silver Medal in the category of "Graphic Novel/Drawn Book – Drama/Documentary."

Karski’s Mission recounts the incredible story of Jan Karski (1914-2000), a Polish Catholic underground courier who was smuggled into the Warsaw Ghetto in 1942, and then risked his life to bring Allied leaders his eyewitness account of the ongoing slaughter of the Jews in Nazi-occupied Poland.

The comic book was co-published by the Wyman Institute and the Jan Karski Educational Foundation. With assistance from the Polish Ministry of Culture and National Heritage, a Polish-language edition of Karski's Mission is now being used widely in schools in Poland.

Karski's Mission received additional support from Fundacja Edukacyjna Jana Karskiego, the Association of Friends of the Polish History Museum, Sigmund A. Rolat (chairman of the Wyman Institute's board of directors), Carole Bilina, and John McLees.

ABOUT THE WYMAN INSTITUTE: The David S. Wyman Institute for Holocaust Studies, located in Washington, D.C., is a research and education institute focusing on America’s response to the Holocaust. It is named in honor of the eminent historian and author of the 1984 best-seller The Abandonment of the Jews, the most important and influential book concerning the U.S. response to the Nazi genocide.