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Author Information: Janusz Korczak



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Janusz Korczak (1878-1942)was a Polish educator and pediatrician who introduced progressive orphanages into Poland, trained teachers in what is now called moral education, and defended children's rights in juvenile courts. In 1942, when his orphanage in the Warsaw ghetto was evacuated, Korczak refused offers of help for his own safety, saying "You do not leave a sick child in the night and you do not leave children at a time like this." Korczak and the children walked together with quiet dignity to the train bound for the death camp at Treblinka.


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