Saturday, August 19, 2017

Fact of the Day: Janusz Korczak

Janusz Korczak was a Jewish-Polish children's author and educator. Quite famous in his day, he was offered help to escape the Holocaust from friends, colleagues, and a few admirers in the German army itself. He refused all offers and used his last moments to raise the spirits of Jewish children around him who met the same fate as him. 

11 comments:

Anna-Alina said...

Never heard about him... interesting person!

Moving with Mitchell said...

He was exceptional. Have the people of the world evolved at all, I wonder.

stephen Hayes said...

A sad fate but he ended his life helping others, and there isn't much more a person can do.

Pat Hatt said...

Sure quite the person indeed

Christine said...

So sad.

RO said...

That's so courageous and kind.

Minoru Saito said...

Hi! Very interesting.

Jimmy said...

A prime example of a person thinking of others and lifting their spirits while knowing his fate all along, most people would not sacrifice themselves to help others like this.

Martha said...

A good heart.

Bob Bushell said...

Excellent man.

Fundy Blue said...

Some people are incredibly brave and self-sacrificing. a true hero.