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:

  1. Never heard about him... interesting person!

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

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

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  4. That's so courageous and kind.

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  5. 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.

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

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