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Object ID

2012.1.135

Object Name

Envelope

Date

12-11-1962

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Description

White envelope with an illustration of an orange buildling and two faces, as well as three stamps with illustrations of women.

Information Provided by Michael D. Bulmash: Janusz Korczak was a Polish physician, author of children’s books and pedagogical works, and director of the orphanage in the Warsaw ghetto where he lived with his children. In spite of repeated offers of sanctuary by the Polish underground, Korczak refused to abandon his children when they were deported to Treblinka. In August 1942 Germans came for the 200 children between ages of two and thirteen in the orphanage who, dressed in their best clothing, marched two by two together in a procession with Korczak to the gathering place for the trains taking them to Treblinka where they would all perish.

Dimensions

4 1/2 x 6 3/4''

Keywords

Rok Korczakowski, Poland, Commemoration, Janusz Korczak

Subcollection

Ghettos

First Day Cover: Polish Commemoration of Janusz Korczak

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