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By Janusz Korczak

Janusz Korczak (1879–1942) is among the mythical figures to emerge from the Holocaust. A winning pediatrician and recognized writer in his local Warsaw, he gave up an excellent scientific occupation to dedicate himself to the care of orphans. Like such a lot of different Jews, Korczak used to be despatched into the Warsaw Ghetto after the Nazi career of Poland. He instantly arrange an orphanage for greater than 200 youngsters. lots of his admirers, Jewish and gentile, provided to rescue him from the ghetto, yet Korczak refused to depart his small fees. while the Nazis ordered the kids to board a teach that was once to hold them to the Treblinka demise camp, Korczak went with them, regardless of the Nazis’ supply of detailed therapy. His selfless habit in taking care of those children’s lives and deaths has made him loved in the course of the global; he has been commemorated by means of UNESCO and venerated on postage stamps in either Poland and Israel.

Korczak’s grimly inspiring ghetto diary is now to be had in paperback for the 1st time, followed through a brand new creation by means of Betty Jean Lifton, the writer of the biography of Korczak.

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The third time—for less than six months, in Paris. Toward enlightenment, toward knowledge. Now that I know that I don’t know and why I don’t know, now that I can act in accordance with the supreme rule “don’t harm the sick,” I set out for unknown waters. The hospital has given me a great deal, and I, ungrateful, have given it so little. An ugly desertion. Life has taken revenge. Yesterday I went to Grzybow No. 1 to collect a donation. The last building before the ghetto wall. A Jewish policeman was killed here yesterday.

0, a tablespoonful every two hours, until she heard ringing in the ears and saw yellow. But yesterday she vomited twice. The lumps on her legs, however, are turning pale, small and no longer hurt. I have a dread of anything connected with rheumatism in children. Salicylate—so they said in Paris—and who: no less than Hutinel, Marfan and, oddly enough, Baginski in Berlin. ) Never mind the vomiting. But enough to bring the unfortunate doctor back again if, of course, he says that this is caused by the medication.

The hospital has given me a great deal, and I, ungrateful, have given it so little. An ugly desertion. Life has taken revenge. Yesterday I went to Grzybow No. 1 to collect a donation. The last building before the ghetto wall. A Jewish policeman was killed here yesterday. They say he was signaling to smugglers. “That’s not the place for wholesale business,” a neighbor explained. The store is closed. The people are scared. ” “Wait ... ” “You do remember . ” “Ah, I remember you too well. ” We sat down on the church steps.

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