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Janusz Korczak, the pen name of Henryk Goldszmit (22 July 1878 or 1879 – August 7, 1942), was a Polish-Jewish educator, children's author, and pediatrician known as Pan Doktor ("Mr. Doctor") or Stary Doktor ("Old Doctor"). After spending many years working as director of an orphanage in Warsaw, he refused freedom and stayed with his orphans when the institution was sent from the Ghetto to the Treblinka extermination camp, during the Grossaktion Warsaw of 1942.

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  • Rina Yitzhaki
    Rina Yitzhaki
    Years ago I adopted Korszak as my "spiritual father" - I keep trying to understand his profound understanding of children, and to transmit it to my teacher-students.
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