Commemorating Janusz Korczak in Jerusalem, Israel
Jerusalem, Israel. 7th August, 2018. Polish Ambassador to Israel, MAREK MAGIEROWSKI, joins youth of the Hamachanot Haolim movement as they fly kites, in the spirit of Janusz Korczak's unique educational worldview, symbolizing life, childhood and tolerance, following a memorial ceremony marking 76 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.