A Light in the Darkness

A Light in the Darkness

Janusz Korczak, His Orphans, and the Holocaust

Book - 2019
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Story of a Polish Jewish doctor who, during World War II, turned down multiple opportunities for escape, standing by the children in his orphanage as they became confined to the Warsaw Ghetto. Dressing them in their Sabbath finest, he led their march to the trains and ultimately perished with his children in Treblinka.
A Polish Jew on the eve of World War II, Janusz Korczak turned down opportunities for escape in order to stand by the children in his orphanage as they became confined to the Warsaw Ghetto. Dressing them in their Sabbath finest, he led their march to the trains and ultimately perished with his children in Treblinka. Marrin examines not just Korczak's life but his ideology of children: that children are valuable in and of themselves, as individuals. He contrasts this with Adolf Hitler's life and his ideology of children: that children are nothing more than tools of the state. -- adapted from jacket
Publisher: New York, NY : Alfred A. Knopf, 2019.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9781524701208
1524701203
Characteristics: 388 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm

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