Commemorating Janusz Korczak in Jerusalem, Israel
Jerusalem, Israel. 8th August, 2017. Youth of the HaMachanot HaOlim movement fly kites, in the spirit of Janusz Korczak's unique educational worldview, symbolizing life, childhood and tolerance, following a memorial ceremony marking 75 years since the death of Janusz Korczak. Korczak, born Henryk Goldszmit in 1878, a Polish-Jewish educator and pediatrician, director of an orphanage in Warsaw, refused personal freedom and escorted his 200 orphans, forced to the Treblinka death camp, where they were exterminated in 1942.