Korczak is portrayed as such an incredible great guy that it just gets a little phoney when you look at it all.
Consider the following and see if this fits with an "orphanage director."
1) He was a radio personality.
Which on it's own is strange. (orphanage director/Radio Personality??) But on top of that was his message: Patriotism and German resistance masquerading as "advice to orphans." Example:
On the air, the Old Doctor encouraged young people to make themselves useful. "Don't stay inside cowering and crying about what might happen. Go out into the streets and help dig fire lanes. Go to the Tomb ofthe Unknown Soldier who died for Poland and put flowers on his grave." He told his orphans that it was all right to continue playing, as long as they did it quietly. "Every moment soldiers are dying as they defend Warsaw. it's hard for their mothers and fathers who live nearby to hear you laughing and singing when they've just lost their own children. Have respect for their suffering."
2) Changed his name from "Henryk Goldszmit."
3) Ran a so-called progessive orphanage with innovative methods.
I can understand trying new ideas in a school or university, but in an orphanage? Here's part of his philosophy in his orphanage called Dom Sierot:
In `Dom Sierot´ he realizes his idea of a democratic republic of children. The children have their own parliament, court and newspaper - the `Maly Przeglad / Little Magazine ´ and many other `institutions´ where children and adults deal with each other teaching both adults and children how to relate with another without suppression or domination.
We read on korczak.com
Maryna Falska goes her own way in Korczak-education. As a communist lady she does not respect childrens rights of religion. Communists systematic start to impose Korczak`s work and name.
So he's one of these people that formulates a whole system (for his own aggrandizement), not unlike how Kevin MacDonald described Franz Boas in "Culture of Critique."
4) His bio lists 1934 to 1936 as "travels to Palestine."
5) Associated with Adolf Avraham Berman who was working the same angle.
Berman was the master of using children to sway public opinion, using children to gain support for an agenda, using children as war propaganda, and using a children's organization as a ruse for underground armed resistance. During the war Berman was head of CENTOS in Warsaw. This stands for something really creepy: Jewish psychological and psychotechnical institutions in Poland. The connection of Berman using children, and his real agenda can be seen in these two Eichmann trial excerpts:
Attorney General: You observed children's festivals under the slogan: "Give the child a little joy." Is that correct?
Witness Berman Yes. I would like to say a few words about this. We saw what the situation was, and we wanted to make the melancholy and terrible life of tens of thousands of children easier. We then decided to organize a month of the Jewish Child in the ghetto and also a Jewish Children's Festival in the ghetto. The last festival before the awful "action" which commenced on 22 July 1942, we had already celebrated on 5 May. And on that day - I remember this well - in all our institutions, in all the orphanages, in all the dormitories, in all the kitchens, there were celebrations. There were performances of children, on that day the children were given slightly more food, some sweets. And our slogan was: "Give our children a little joy."
http://www.nizkor.org/hweb/people/e/eic ... 26-02.html
contrasted with this:
And I am proud of the fact that the first revolver we received from the Polish anti- fascists for the Jewish anti-fascist bloc, we received in my room, in the room of the director-general of "Centos," in the same way as I am proud of the fact that amongst the one thousand workers of "Centos" there were hundreds who were active in the undergound.
http://www.nizkor.org/ftp.cgi/people/e/ ... ion-026-03
Janus Korczak's coup of public opinion was this: his his fake being led off to his death with the children.
Adolf Berman's final coup, was holding up a pair of children's shoes at the 1961 Eichmann Trial claiming he got them from the fields at Treblinka.
A. When I came there it was some weeks after I had been liberated by the Soviet army, this was in January 1945. I saw a scene which I shall never forget: a tremendous expanse, extending over many kilometers and on this area there were scattered skulls, bones, in tens of thousands, and very, very many shoes, amongst them tens of thousands of shoes of little children.
Q. Did you pick up one such pair which you have retained to this day?
A. Yes, I have brought it here.
Q. You brought it here to show the Court?
A. Yes, I wanted to show it.
A. The pair of shoes of a child, you have retained to this day?
A. I brought it as something very precious, for I knew that over a million shoes like these were spread over all the extermination fields of Europe. These are the shoes. [The witness shows the Court a pair of children's shoes.]
A. Thank you very much, Dr. Berman.
http://www.nizkor.org/ftp.cgi/people/e/ ... ion-026-03
Except Berman's final story didn't fit with the standard Treblinka story which was that the Germans had got rid of everything and turned it the camp into a farm.
What these two "great people" really were, were masters of emotional and psychological manipulation, using children as their prop, which moved into their playing roles in the holocaust story.
Yes, Korczak ran an orphanage for years, and yes Berman ran CENTOS, but with Zionism, there became a hidden agenda where they used kids to tug at peoples' emotionality for an anti-German zionist agenda. After the war guess where Berman moved to? Israel. Surprise surprise. So probably did Korczak, changing his name yet a third time.