I happen to stumble upon this incredibly humbling and heartwarming, heart-wracking author. This man valued human life and treasured child’s heart during ones of the most horrific and tragic times in human history when life meant nothing…
Janusz Korczak was a Polish-Jewish educator, children’s author, and paediatrician. He also was a director of two orphanages. Mariola – the founder of the Janusz Korczak Association of the USA, brought to my attention that Korczak had a Montessori corner in the orphanage in Warsaw. After the Nazis took control of Poland Janusz Korczak received an offer of refuge, but refused to leave his young children who were forced into a Jewish ghetto. And when those 200 children were rounded up for deportation to the concentration camp, Korczak famously accompanied them in a dignified march to the train station, later they parishes in Treblinka extermination camp. Author of incredible children’s book he also shared his parenting advice.
You can find out more about Janusz Korczak’s life and work by visiting Janusz Korczak Association of the USA website.
Here are some of his book:
Wisdom for ParentsThis collection of one hundred quotations and passages from legendary educator Janusz Korczak offers valuable advice and observations on how to take care of, respect, and love every child – from understanding a newborn’s mysterious behaviour to answering the outrageous questions kids ask to confronting the conundrum that is adolescence. In an inviting gift-book format, which also includes a short chapter on Korczak’s life, this is a heartfelt and helpful reminder of who we were as children and who we might become as parents.
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