(ReachMD) The Amazing story of Dr. Janucz Korczak (1878-1942), pioneering pediatrician

Herewith the blurb about the show:

Dr. Janucz Korczak (1878-1942) was a Polish-Jewish pediatrician who had revolutionary ideas about humanism for children, and was one of the first proponents of children’s rights. He established the first progressive orphanages in Poland, and wrote numerous books on child psychology, including How to Love a Child and the Child’s Right to Respect. Pediatrician Dr. Susan Weisberg describes how Dr. Korczak has inspired her life’s work, and tells the story of Dr. Korczak’s tragic but noble Holocaust death. Dr. Michael Greenberg hosts.

You can play it or get it via podcast (last about 14 and 1/2 minutes and requires [free] registration). This was the highlight of the week for me–KSH [Hat tip: Elizabeth Harmon]. If you are unable or unwilling to access this recent ReachMD show, do take the time to explore this NPR piece from 2007 here (full transcript there).


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One comment on “(ReachMD) The Amazing story of Dr. Janucz Korczak (1878-1942), pioneering pediatrician

  1. Kendall Harmon says:

    “You don’t leave a sick child in the night; I will not leave my children.”

    Simply astounding and beautiful, and said by the man who took the children from the ghetto to the death trains and ultimately to Treblinka.