Sunday, November 13, 2011

Story of a Hero: Janusz Korczak

Janusz Korczak "believed that each and every child deserves love and respect, and such treatment by educators has the potential to change the world. Tragically, Korczak's life was cut short during the Holocaust. In 1942, two hundred of his orphans were sent from the Warsaw Ghetto to die at Treblinka. In one of the most heroic and compassionate acts of modern times, Korczak voluntarily chose to accompany his children to the death camp. He didn't want them to be alone, without him."

Poppo, K. (2006). A Pedagogy of Compassion: Janusz Korczak and the Care of the Child. Encounter: Education for Meaning and Social Justice, 4, pg 32-39. 

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