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A Hero and the Holocaust: The Story of Janusz Korczak and His Children

Adler, David A.

Editore: Holiday House, 2002
ISBN 10: 0823415481 / ISBN 13: 9780823415489
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Titolo: A Hero and the Holocaust: The Story of ...

Casa editrice: Holiday House

Data di pubblicazione: 2002

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Riassunto: Janusz Korczak was an author, radio personality, teacher, and doctor. But above all else he was a hero. As the beloved director of a Jewish orphanage in Warsaw, Poland, during the years of the Nazi Party's rise to power, he cared for hundreds of children. They loved him as a father and affectionately called him their "Old Doctor." Korczak could not save his children, but even in the darkest days of the Warsaw ghetto, he strove to protect them. Fianlly, forced to lead his orphans from the ghetto to the Treblinka death camp, Korczak remained with them to the end. This moving account of Janusz Korczak's life provides a powerful introduction to the tragedies of the Holocaust, but also highlights a remarkable story of courage in its midst.

L'autore: David A. Adler is the author of the acclaimed Picture Book Biography series as well as other Judaica titles, including Child of the Warsaw Ghetto and Hiding from the Nazis, which, according to booklist, "humanizes the Holocaust statistics by focusing on a child's personal traumatic experience." He lives in New York State with his family.

Bill Farnsworth has illustrated several books for children, including Conestoga Wagons by Richard Ammon and Robert Fulton: From Submarine to Steamboat by Steven Kroll. He lives in Venice, Florida.

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