Category: Medal Recipients

Miep Gies reading the incoming letters, June 2001. Photo by Bettina Flitner.

1994, Miep Gies

Gies sheltered Anne Frank and her family from the Nazis in Amsterdam during World War II. She came to international attention after the posthumous publication of Frank’s diary.

Jan Karski

1991, Jan Karski

As a courier for the Polish government-in-exile and the resistance during World War II, Jan Karski was an early witness to the Holocaust who was among the first to bring detailed evidence to the Allies about the extermination of the Jews in Europe.