Janusz Korczak Family Day
Part of VI Polish Cultural Week in Belfast
5 May 2012, 10am – 2pm,
Botanic Avenue, Belfast BT9 5AB
This year Poland celebrates the life and works of Henryk Goldszmit, better known by his pen name Janusz Korczak. The Polish-Jewish children's author and paediatrician, Korczak is remembered today primarily for his contributions to education. His orphanage, set up in a cramped school in the Warsaw ghetto, provided shelter to 200 homeless kids. In the final roundup he refused to accept a Swiss passport and boarded the train to Treblinka concentration camp with his orphans.
The family day will focus on Janusz Korczak work and will include film screenings, reading and workshops.
This event is supported by the Polish Cultural Institute in London.