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by Jerzy Proszynski 1997

Rafalus karskii Proszynski, 1999

No. 0381 Israel

Source: Original drawings by S. Heciak, in J. Proszynski 1999. Description of Rafalus gen. n. (Salticidae, Aranei) from from Near East and Central Asia. Arthropoda Selecta, Moscow, 8(2): 95-96, f 17-21. Also: Salticidae of Levant. Annales zoologici. 2003: 161-162, figs 654-658. With Author's and Editor's permission.

ETYMOLOGY OF THE NAME. Species named in honour of Jan Karski (Jan Kozielewski), lately professor at Geogetown University, Washington DC, USA, during II World War, in November 1942, emissary from the AK - Polish Resistance in the Nazi occupied Poland to the Polish Government in Exile, in London. His communications included eye witness accounts on Holocaust and messages from Jewish leaders in Poland, on which he was able to speak directly to a number of VIPs, including the President F. D. Roosevelt and British Foreign Secretary A. Eden, as well as Mr. Mr. Felix Frankfurter, Nahum Goldman, Stephen Wise and Mr. Waldman. His account was met with incredulity, and appeals for help caused no action.

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