LIFTON, BETTY JEAN.
Title The King Of Children: A Biography Of Janusz Korczak.
Book Condition Softcover. Reading copy.
Edition Reprint Edition.
Publisher Schocken Books, New York: 1989.
0805209301 / 9780805209303
Seller ID 40797X1
Janusz Korczak was one of the world's first advocates of children's rights. And on August 6, 1942, he stepped into legend. On that day, this Polish-Jewish doctor, writer, and educator was forced to gather together the two hundred orphans under his care in the Warsaw Ghetto. Refusing all offers for his own safety, he led them with quiet dignity to the train that would take then to Treblinka, where he perished with them. Janusz Korczak, born Henryk Goldszmit in 1878, is renowned throughout Europe. It was he who introduced the first progreessive orphanages - both for Jewish and for Catholic chldren - in Poland, founded the first national children's newspaper, and testified on behalf of children in juvenile courts. Includes an Index.
(Key Words: Janusz Korczak, Henryk Goldszmit, Betty Jean Lifton, Holocaust, Treblinka, Warsaw Ghetto, Orphanages, Children's Rights, Polish Jews, Biography. Educators, Stefania Wilcznska, Emmanuel Ringelblum, Anti-Semitism, Poland, Igor Newerly, Hebrew Language, Kibbutz Ein Harod, Germany, Adam Czerniakow, Children, Joseph Arnon).