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The good doctor of Warsaw

Author: Elisabeth Gifford
Publisher: London : Corvus, 2018.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Deeply in love and about to marry, students Misha and Sophia flee a Warsaw under Nazi occupation for a chance at freedom. Forced to return to the Warsaw ghetto, they help Misha's mentor, Dr Korczak, care for the 200 children in his orphanage. As Korczak struggles to uphold the rights of even the smallest child in the face of unimaginable conditions, he becomes a beacon of hope for the thousands who live behind the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Historical fiction
Biographical fiction
Fiction
History
Named Person: Janusz Korczak; Janusz Korczak
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Elisabeth Gifford
ISBN: 9781786492463 1786492466 9781786493415 1786493411 1786492482 9781786492487
OCLC Number: 1038033920
Description: 350 pages : 1 map ; 24 cm
Responsibility: Elisabeth Gifford.

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Set in the ghettos of wartime Warsaw, this is a sweeping, poignant and heartbreaking tale, based on the true story of one man who was determined to protect 200 Jewish orphans from extermination - Dr  Read more...

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