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Korczak and the Ghetto’s Children – Bronze by Boris Saktsier   Leave a comment

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Janusz Korczak, the pen name of Henryk Goldszmit[1] (22 July 1878 or 1879 – August 1942), was a Polish-Jewish educator, children’s author, and pediatrician known as Pan Doktor (“Mr. Doctor”)  After spending many years working as director of an orphanage in Warsaw, he refused freedom and stayed with his orphans when the institution was sent from the Ghetto to the Treblinka extermination camp, during the Grossaktion Warsaw of 1942.

Posted November 20, 2014 by ronrogers in Uncategorized

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