Mister Doctor

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Today is Holocaust Remembrance Day.

Mister Doctor: Janusz Korzcak & the Orphans the Warsaw Ghetto by Irene Cohen-Janca, illustrated by Maurizio A.C. Quarello Set in November 1940, 160 Jewish children are taken from their orphanage led by their director, Doctor Korczak. They are taken to the Warsaw Ghetto, where they endure disease and starvation. The children’s spirits, however, are sustained by their love for “Mister” Doctor. When they are sent on their final journey, he refuses to abandon his children. This profoundly moving illustrated book is based on the true story of the celebrated Polish educator, writer, and doctor Janusz Korczak. His works inspired the Declaration of the Rights of the Child, which was adopted by the UN in 1959.