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A light in the darkness : Janusz Korczak, his orphans, and the Holocaust / Albert Marrin.

By: Marrin, Albert [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York, NY : Alfred A. Knopf, 2019Edition: First edition.Description: 388 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.Content type: text | still image | cartographic image Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781524701208; 1524701203.Other title: Janusz Korczak, his orphans, and the Holocaust.Subject(s): Korczak, Janusz, 1878-1942 -- Juvenile literature | Pediatricians -- Poland -- Biography -- Juvenile literature | Holocaust victims -- Biography -- Juvenile literature | Orphanages -- Poland -- Warsaw -- History -- Juvenile literature | Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Juvenile literature | Getto warszawskie (Warsaw, Poland) -- Juvenile literature | Treblinka (Concentration camp) -- Juvenile literature | Korczak, Janusz, 1878-1942 | Pediatricians | Holocaust victims | Orphanages -- Poland -- Warsaw -- History | Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) | Getto warszawskie (Warsaw, Poland) | Treblinka (Concentration camp) | YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography / General | YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / History / Holocaust | YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / History / Europe | Korczak, Janusz, 1878-1942 | Treblinka (Concentration camp) | Holocaust victims | Orphanages | Pediatricians | Poland | Poland -- Warsaw | Poland -- Warsaw -- Getto warszawskie | Pediatricians -- Biography -- Juvenile literature | Jews -- Biography -- Juvenile literature | Orphanages -- Juvenile literature | Holocaust, 1933-1945 -- Juvenile literature | Pediatricians | Jews | Orphanages | Holocaust, 1933-1945 | Jewish Holocaust (1939-1945) | 1939-1945Genre/Form: Young adult literature. | Biographies. | History. | Juvenile works. | Biographies.DDC classification: 940.53/18/092 | B
Contents:
Prologue: The two saddest nations on earth -- The old doctor -- The hater -- The heart of the tragedy -- A dream so terrible -- Written in smoke and ashes -- Reckonings.
Summary: 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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Includes bibliographical references (pages [369]-380) and index.

Prologue: The two saddest nations on earth -- The old doctor -- The hater -- The heart of the tragedy -- A dream so terrible -- Written in smoke and ashes -- Reckonings.

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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