Mister Doctor: Janusz Korczak And The Orphans Of The Warsaw Ghetto

mister-doctorPolish educator, writer, and doctor, Janusz Korczak (Mister Doctor) founded an orphanage for children in Warsaw. His remarkable story is told from the perspective of one of the orphans. In November of 1940, one hundred and sixty Jewish children, led by their beloved Mister Doctor, were forced by the Nazis to leave their famous orphanage on Krochmalna Street and walk to the other side – the ghetto. Their new home on Chlodna was nothing like their orphanage, but they would cling to their hope and celebrate their Jewish identity. Their final march on August 5, 1942, took them to trains bound for Treblinka camp, north of Warsaw. This is depicted in a powerful foldout of the children and Mister Doctor. Gray and sepia mood-setting drawings portray the horror and hope beautifully. An afterword, “About Janusz Korczak” offers details of his life. Further Reading and Resources are included. mjw
Title: Mister Doctor:  Janusz Korczak And The Orphans Of The Warsaw Ghetto
Author: Irene Cohen-Janca
: Maurizio A.C. Quarello
: Annick Press, Canada
: 2016
Original Language
: French
: Paula Ayer
Original Title
: Le dernier voyage
Original Publisher
: Les Editions des Elephants
Original Copyright
: 2015
: 978-1-55451-861-6
Paperback pages
: 68
Age range
: 11 up
: Historical Fiction, Biography
Book setting
: Poland
Author’s ethnicity
: French
Author’s residence
: France
Illustrator’s ethnicity
: Italian
Illustrator’s residence
: Italy
: 2016 Sydney Taylor Book Award, Notable Book.  2016 USBBY Honor List of Outstanding International Books
: Ant-Semitism, History, Holocaust, Jewish children, Orphans, Orphanage, Poland, Warsaw, World War II

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