Dr Janusz Korczak
(1878-1942)

writer, teacher, and Doctor of Medicine (from 1904)

Died aged c. 64

Janusz Korczak, the pen name of Henryk Goldszmit (22 July 1878 or 1879 – 7 August 1942), was a Polish Jewish educator, children's author, and pedagogue known as Pan Doktor ("Mr. Doctor") or Stary Doktor ("Old Doctor"). After spending many years working as director of an orphanage in Warsaw, he refused sanctuary repeatedly and stayed with his orphans when the entire population of the institution was sent from the Ghetto to the Treblinka extermination camp by the Nazis, during the Grossaktion Warschau of 1942.

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У цьому будинку під час Першої світової війни працював славетний польський письменник, лікар і педагог Януш Корчак (Генрик Гольдшміт) 1878-1942

English translation: Janusz Korczak (Henryk Goldszmit) 1878-1942, a famous Polish writer, doctor and teacher, worked in this building during the First World War

47 Volodymyrska Street, Kyiv, Ukraine where they worked