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Janusz Korczak was a Polish-Jewish doctor, writer, pedagogue, social activist, as well as a theoretician of raising. He is considered to be a pioneer of actions for children’s rights.
During World War II Korczak lived in occupied Warsaw, where he proudly wore a Polish military uniform. His orphanage, a shelter for orphaned Jewish children, was moved by the Germans to the Warsaw Ghetto. In August 1942, the children and tutors, including Korczak, were led to the German extermination camp in Treblinka and murdered there. Janusz Korczak stayed with his pupils despite the fact that earlier Polish friends offered him the possibility of escaping from the ghetto.

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The quote comes from Korczak’s book “King Matt the First”.

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