A mural honouring Janusz Korczak, a Polish paediatrician, teacher, writer and children's rights advocate of Jewish descent who was murdered by the Germans during WWII, will be unveiled in Florence, Italy, on January 27.
To mark Poland’s 100th anniversary of regaining independence, Warsaw’s POLIN Museum of Jewish History is using a Korczak classic to teach children about the ways of states.
Best-known for refusing to escape the Warsaw Ghetto and instead choosing to accompany orphaned children in his care to the horrors of Treblinka German Nazi death camp where he was killed, Janusz Korczak was not only a devoted children’s rights campaigner but also an outstanding intellectual, author and military doctor. Today he would have been 140.
The London Jewish community on Thursday honoured persons who helped Jews during the Holocaust, including two Poles, Irena Sendler and Janusz Korczak, by unveiling commemorative plaques dedicated to them at the Hoop Lane cemetery, located north of the city.