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A light in the darkness : Janusz Korczak, his orphans, and the Holocaust

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Story of a Polish Jewish doctor who, during World War II, turned down multiple opportunities for escape, standing by the children in his orphanage as they became confined to the Warsaw Ghetto. Dressing them in their Sabbath finest, he led their march to the trains and ultimately perished with his children in Treblinka.
A Polish Jew on the eve of World War II, Janusz Korczak turned down opportunities for escape in order to stand by the children in his orphanage as they became confined to the Warsaw Ghetto. Dressing them in their Sabbath finest, he led their march to the trains and ultimately perished with his children in Treblinka. Marrin examines not just Korczak's life but his ideology of children: that children are valuable in and of themselves, as individuals. He contrasts this with Adolf Hitler's life and his ideology of children: that children are nothing more than tools of the state. -- adapted from jacket

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  • 9 of 9 copies available at Westchester Library System.

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0 current holds with 9 total copies.
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Chappaqua Library YA BIOGRAPHY KORCZAK (Text)
YA Biography
31005154430369
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Katonah Village Library YA 940.53 M (Text)
YA Nonfiction
31013151841216
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Mamaroneck Public Library District YA BIO KORCZAK (Text)
YA Biography
31015152559945
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New Rochelle Public Library YA B KORCZAK (Text)
YA Biography
31019156299607
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Ossining Public Library YA B KORCZAK (Text)
YA Biography
31021153280721
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Somers Library B KORCZAK, JANUSZ (Text)
Biography
31031151918594
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Somers Library YA B KORCZAK (Text)
YA Biography
31031151816590
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Tuckahoe Public Library YA B KORCZAK (Text)
YA Biography
31034170136081
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White Plains Public Library YA BIOGRAPHY KORCZAK, JANUSZ (Text)
YA Nonfiction
31544209957380
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