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Ghetto diary

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Ghetto diary
Call No: 943.8053 K84g

Call Number943.8053 K84g
Dates2003; ©1978
Statement of ResponsibilityJanusz Korczak ; with an introduction by Betty Jean Lifton.
Creators & ContributorsKorczak, Janusz (author)
Lifton, Betty Jean (contributor)
Korczak, Janusz (subject)
Summary"Janusz Korczak (1879–1942) is one of the legendary figures to emerge from the Holocaust. A successful pediatrician and well-known author in his native Warsaw, he gave up a brilliant medical career to devote himself to the care of orphans. Like so many other Jews, Korczak was sent into the Warsaw Ghetto after the Nazi occupation of Poland. He immediately set up an orphanage for more than two hundred children. Many of his admirers, Jewish and gentile, offered to rescue him from the ghetto, but Korczak refused to leave his small charges. When the Nazis ordered the children to board a train that was to carry them to the Treblinka death camp, Korczak went with them, despite the Nazis’ offer of special treatment. His selfless behavior in caring for these children’s lives and deaths has made him beloved throughout the world." —Publisher
  • Who was Janusz Korczak? / Betty Jean Lifton
  • Ghetto diary
Physical Description xxx, 115 pages, 2 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 21 cm
Carrier Typevolume
PublisherNew Haven : Yale University Press
  • Translation from Polish of: Pamiętnik z getta
  • Previous edition: New York: Holocaust Library, 1978
RecognitionGifted in 2009 by Shannon LaBelle & Kevin Forbes