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Author photo. US Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Miedzynarodowe Stowarzyszenie (ca. 1930)

US Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Miedzynarodowe Stowarzyszenie (ca. 1930)

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Janusz Korczak was the pen name of writer, physician, and educator Henryk Goldszmidt (or Goldsmit). In 1934 and 1936, he visited Palestine and was influenced by the kibbutz movement. He established and was director of a Jewish orphanage in Warsaw that was moved into the ghetto by the Nazis. In 1942, he voluntarily followed the children and staff who were rounded up and sent to the gas chambers at Treblinka.
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