75th Anniversary Jan Karski Medal Awarded to Hoover Curator Maciej Siekierski

Friday, February 22, 2019

Dr. Maciej Siekierski, Curator of the European Collections of the Hoover Institution, has been awarded the Medal of the 75th Anniversary of Jan Karski's Mission. This is a distinction given to those fostering respect for the renowned courier of the Polish Underground during WWII. Maciej Siekierski received the medal as an unwavering guardian of the history of Poland. "There are few people in the United States with such a scale of contributions for Polish national memory as him. The Hoover Institution saved invaluable historical documents  related to the fight for freedom and independence during the Second World War and post-war activities," said deputy chairwoman of the Jan Karski Society, Dr. Wiesława Kozielewska-Trzaska, also niece and god-daughter of Karski.