This Day in Jewish History / The Polish pediatrician who went to the end with his children was born
Korczak is remembered for having turned down opportunities to be spared deportation, insisting on accompanying his children to the end, but his lasting contribution was as a theorist and innovator in child development.
July 22 1878 (or 1879) is the birthdate of Janusz Korczak, the Polish-Jewish pediatrician, educator and writer, who was deported to Treblinka together with the residents and staff of the Warsaw orphanage he directed in August 1942. Korczak is largely remembered today for having turned down several opportunities to be spared deportation and insisting on accompanying his children to the end, but his lasting...
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