9781910383582-1910383589-King of Children: The Life and Death of Janusz Korczak

King of Children: The Life and Death of Janusz Korczak

ISBN-13: 9781910383582
ISBN-10: 1910383589
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Lifton, Betty Jean
Publication date: 2018
Publisher: Vallentine Mitchell
Format: Paperback 406 pages
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ISBN-13: 9781910383582
ISBN-10: 1910383589
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Lifton, Betty Jean
Publication date: 2018
Publisher: Vallentine Mitchell
Format: Paperback 406 pages

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Acknowledged authors Lifton, Betty Jean wrote King of Children: The Life and Death of Janusz Korczak comprising 406 pages back in 2018. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 1910383589 and 9781910383582. Since then King of Children: The Life and Death of Janusz Korczak textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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This is the tragic story of Janusz Korczak (as featured in the major motion picture The Zookeeper's Wife) who chose to perish in Treblinka rather than abandon the Jewish orphans in his care. Korczak comes alive in this acclaimed biography by Betty Jean Lifton as the first known advocate of children's rights in Poland, and the man known as a savior of hundreds of orphans in the Warsaw ghetto. A pediatrician, educator, and Polish Jew, Janusz Korczak introduced progressive orphanages, serving both Jewish and Catholic children, in Warsaw. Determined to shield children from the injustices of the adult world, he built orphanages into 'just communities' complete with parliaments and courts. Korczak also founded the first national children's newspaper, testified on behalf of children in juvenile courts, and, through his writings, provided teachers and parents with a moral education. Known throughout Europe as a Pied Piper of destitute children prior to the onslaught of World War II, he assumed legendary status when on August 6, 1942, after refusing offers for his own safety, he defiantly led the orphans under his care in the Warsaw Ghetto to the trains that would take them to Treblinka. Introductions by Elie Wiesel, Curren Warf and Allison A. Eddy [Subject: Biography, Holocaust Studies, Jewish Studies, WWII, Children's Rights]

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