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The Legacy of Janusz Korczak - a lecture from Professor Michael Dobkowski in honor of International Holocaust Remembrance

Sunday, January 21, 2024
4:00 pm5:30 pm

The Remarkable Life, Legacy, and Ultimate Sacrifice of Dr. Janusz Korczak in the Warsaw Ghetto and the “Road” to Treblinka

This lecture in commemoration of International Holocaust Remembrance Day will examine the life and contributions of Dr. Janusz Korczak, the pen name of Henryk Goldszmit, a famed Polish author and public intellectual, paying particular attention to his position as head of a new Jewish orphanage in Warsaw and his final months in the Warsaw Ghetto. Professor Dobkowski will explore how Korczak’s groundbreaking views on the rights of children and his unique approaches to raising children faced their final test in the Warsaw Ghetto.

About our speaker
Michael Dobkowski is professor of religious studies and chair of Holocaust studies at Hobart and William Smith Colleges. He currently occupies the John Milton Potter Chair in the Humanities. His main areas of interest include the American Jewish experience, Holocaust studies, antisemitism, and contemporary Jewish thought. He is the author or editor of over ten books, including The Politics of Indifference: Documentary History of Holocaust Victims in America, Jewish American Voluntary Organizations, The Coming Age of Scarcity, and Genocide in the Modern Age. Since 2002, he has led eight study trips to Germany and Poland for HWS students and alumni.

This event is open to all in the South Bend, Notre Dame, and surrounding communities.

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