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A hero and the Holocaust : the story of Janusz Korczak and his children

Adler, David A. (Author). Farnsworth, Bill. (Added Author).

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  • 2 of 2 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Hawley Public Library E 921 Kor (Text) 33500008148421 Main Available -
Thief River Falls Public Library e 921 KOR (Text) 35500003337555 Main Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 0823415481 (hardcover)
  • Physical Description: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 29 cm.
  • Edition: 1st ed.
  • Publisher: New York : Holiday House, c2002.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Summary, etc.: A brief biography of the Polish doctor, author, founder of orphanages, and promoter of children's rights, who lost his life trying to protect his orphans from the Nazis.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Monthly Selections - #1 December 2002
    Gr. 3-5. In a quiet, brief account of the Polish Jewish orphanage-director Janusz Korczak, who cared for hundreds of children in the Warsaw ghetto and then went with them to his death in Treblinka, this picture-book biography introduces the hero's personal story, putting it within the context of the fate of children in the Holocaust. Moving quotes from Korczak's diary are part of the text, and throughout Adler is careful to distinguish fact from surmise. The narrative, however, is just an outline, so the book's grade-school audience will need to talk with adults about the history of Nazism, the ghettos, transports, camps, and gas chambers. Adler does provide a brief afterward and a useful bibliography. The illustrations, oil paintings on linen in sepia tones, are unforgettable. They evoke the famous documentary photos of the time--starving children huddled on the sidewalk; a boy forced to march with both arms raised--as well as the brave elderly caregiver who stayed with the children through it all. ((Reviewed December 1, 2002)) Copyright 2002 Booklist Reviews

Subject: Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) Poland Warsaw
Jews Persecutions Poland Warsaw
Jews Poland Biography
Korczak, Janusz 1878-1942
Warsaw (Poland) Biography Juvenile literature
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) Poland Warsaw Juvenile literature
Jewish educators Poland Warsaw Biography Juvenile literature
Korczak, Janusz 1878-1942 Juvenile literature
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