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Janusz Korczak Exhibition

Janusz Korczak: Champion of the child, a major exhibition from the London Jewish Museum was hosted by the Johannesburg Holocaust & Genocide Centre (JHGC) in association with King David High School, Linksfield (KDHSL).

The exhibition tells the inspiring story of Janusz Korczak (1879-1942), the Polish-Jewish doctor, writer and educator, one of the world’s first advocates of children’s rights, who devoted his life to the needs and plight of children, regardless of nationality or religion.  An interesting programme around the exhibition included a film and talks relating to the life and times of Janusz Korczak.

If you haven’t yet had a chance to see the exhibition watch out for details as the exhibition travels to educational institutions around Gauteng in the near future.

(L-R) Tali Nates (Director, JHGC), Rene Posniak (KDHSL), Marc Falconer (Headmadster, KDHSL), Gary Bloch (Vice Principal, KDHSL), Ronnie Mink (Deputy Headmaster, KDHSL), Janine Cohen (JHGC).

Tali Nates (Director JHGC), Don Krausz, Chairman of the Holocaust Survivors Association, Ronnie Mink (Deputy Headmaster, KDHSL)

This exhibition was later on view at Beit Emanuel Progressive Synagogue. The exhibition was introduced by Tali Nates and Holocaust survivor Irene Klass spoke about the Warsaw Ghetto through the eyes of a child. A lively question and answer session followed. The exhibition will continue to move to educational institutions and schools in Gauteng before returning to Cape Town.

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