| Author's Personal Information
| Author's Trip
| The Overall Situation in the Country
| Jewish Questions at Home
| A Brief for the Polish Government
| Sustaining the Spirit of Combat in Polish Society
| An Account of Karski’s Conversation with President Roosevelt

Author's Personal Information

He was born in 1914.

From September 1, 1939 he was a 1st category diplomatic officer at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He held internships at the [Polish] consulates in Romania, Germany, the International Labor Organization in Geneva, then at the consulate in London, and finally in the Ministry headquarters in Warsaw up until he was drafted.

He has two university degrees: in law and diplomacy.

He knows French, English and some German.

In 1936 he graduated from the cadet school in Włodzimierz, receiving an honorary saber of the cavalry artillery division.

For the current war he was drafted on August 24, 1939, and he received his placement at the 5th Mounted Artillery Squadron – Oświęcim [later Auschwitz]. He remained a non-commissioned officer because he wasn't able to obtain his lieutenant papers which he was due to receive on November 11, 1939.

On September 17, 1939 he was captured by the Bolsheviks by Tarnopol. He was held in captivity for approximately six weeks by Poltava, Ukraine. During a prisoner exchange with the Bolsheviks, he went to the privates' camp [though he was an officer] and thus became eligible for exchange. That's how he escaped the Bolsheviks.

He was in German captivity for 10 days in Radom. When the Germans were transporting POWs, about 3,000 people, he jumped out of the moving train in the middle of the night. That's how he escaped German captivity.

Back in the country, he did some political work – he went, illegally, to Lviv, Lodz, Vilnius, Poznan, Lublin, Krakow, and so on.

He is the brother of Mr. Konrad, whom he works with. Toward the end of December of 1939, he wrote – together with Mr. Konrad – an extensive report about the situation in the country for the Polish Government in Angers [where the government-in-exile was then headquartered] which he sent through Mr. Dawidowicz, the charge d'affaires of one of the neighboring countries.

This report was received by the government at the beginning of January 1940.

In Paris, he enlisted [once again] in the army. If the government, however, finds him to be more useful in the country, he is ready to go back and stay there.

He has a wide network of contacts in the country. In any case, he is supposed to bring back to Warsaw instructions, orders and suggestions from the Polish government for Mr. Konrad.

He wants to serve Poland in the most challenging way possible.

Angers, the second half of February of 1940



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