For fans of The Warsaw Orphan and The Tattooist of Auschwitz: the start of WWII changed everything in Poland irrevocably—except for one man’s capacity to love.
September 1, 1939. Sixty-year-old Janusz Korczak and the students and teachers at his Dom Sierot Jewish orphanage are outside enjoying a beautiful day in Warsaw. Hours later, their lives are altered forever when the Nazis invade. Suddenly treated as an outcast in his own city, Janusz—a respected leader known for his heroism and teaching—is determined to do whatever it takes to protect the children from the horrors to come.
When over four hundred thousand Jewish people are rounded up and forced to live in the 1.3-square-mile walled compound of the Warsaw ghetto, Janusz and his friends take drastic measures to shield the children from disease and starvation. With dignity and courage, the teachers and students of Dom Sierot create their own tiny army of love and bravely prepare to march toward the future—whatever it may hold.
Unforgettable, devastating, and inspired by a real-life hero of the Holocaust, The Teacher of Warsaw reminds the world that one single person can incite meaning, hope, and love.
Note: please be aware this book is printed in the USA and the initial print run has a deckle edge (roughly cut, not smoothly cut). The book is not damaged or faulty, although it can give the impression of being so. In early book manufacturing volumes were issued with uncut and uneven edges. This is a modern attempt to reproduce that look. It also folds over at front and back suggestive of a dust jacket (aka: French fold). This is also an attempt at sprucing up an edition especially if it is not being printed in hard cover first. Most readers find it best to only turn pages from the top.