The new website on the legendary Courier from Warsaw was created as part of the celebrations of Jan Nowak-Jeziorański’s Year. At www.jezioranski.org you can find materials shared by the Ossolinski National Institute, Jan Nowak-Jeziorański College of Eastern Europe, TVP as well as Gazeta Wyborcza and the Center for Citizenship Education Foundation.
Among other things, one can find there an excellent documentary “Pseudonym Jan Nowak” directed by Jolanta Kessler-Chojecka (first time available online), the article by Jarosław Kurski published in Gazeta Wyborcza on the next day after the death of Jan Nowak in 2005, TVP reportage on presenting Professor Zbigniew Brzeziński with the 2014 Jan Nowak-Jeziorański award, Barbara Czajkowska’s interview with Professor Brzeziński, as well as a plan of the lesson on Jan Nowak and other materials for schools.
The www.jezioranski.org website displays Jan Nowak-Jeziorański’s detailed biography and the calendar of events divided into three main parts: the Courier from Warsaw, Radio Free Europe and the Poland’s road to NATO. The biography is illustrated by archival photos, cryptograms and graphics shared by the Ossolinski National Institute.
The Polish Senate announced 2014 the Jan Nowak-Jeziorański Year to celebrate the 100th anniversary of this legendary Courier from Warsaw’s birthday, which falls on October 3, 2014. During the WWII, Jan Nowak-Jeziorański smuggled from the occupied Polish capital microfilms documenting the Warsaw Uprising; he was a war hero awarded with the Order of the Military Cross; the Radio Free Europe director, who fought for truth and freedom; he was one of the Polish-American Congress directors who actively supported Poland on its road to NATO; the Chevalier of the Order of the White Eagle; he also received from the President of the United States the highest American civilian honor – the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
The www.jezioranski.org website was created with the support of the Polish-American Freedom Foundation as part of the “Together’89” Initiative, that is a coalition of NGOs willing to celebrate 2014 anniversaries important to Poland (www.razem89.pl).