Korczak, Janusz (Henryk Goldszmidt)

(1878 or 1879–1942)
   Polish educator. In pre-war Warsaw, Korczak, a doctor, was known for the progressive methods he used as director of a Jewish orphanage. In 1942 he refused to abandon his orphans when the Nazis sent them in cattle-trucks to the gas- chambers at Treblinka, and insisted on going with them to their and his death. On the twentieth anniversary of his martyrdom, commemorative stamps were issued in Poland and Israel.

Who’s Who in Jewish History after the period of the Old Testament. . 2012.

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  • KORCZAK, JANUSZ — (Henryk Goldszmidt; 1878 or 1879–1942), Polish author, educator, and social worker. Korczak, who was born into a wealthy and assimilated Warsaw family, qualified as a physician and soon became interested in the poor, working as a volunteer in… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

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