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    Books by and about Janusz Korczak


    Bettelheim, Bruno. Freud's Vienna & Other Essays, including Janusz Korczak. Alfred Knopf New York 1990

    Hyams, Joseph. A Field of Buttercups, the account of Korczak's Orphanage. 273 pages, Prentice-Hall New York 1968 hardcover also Frederick Muller, London, 1969

    Lifton, Betty Jean. King of Children: A Biography of Janusz Korczak. 404 pages, Farrar, Straus & Giroux NY 1988, also Saint Martin's Press mass market paperback, also Schocken Books trade paperback 1988, also Chatto & Windus, London 1988, hardcover

    Olczak, H. Mister Doctor, the life of Janusz Korczak. 227 pages, Davies London 1965

    Pelz, Monika. Nicht mich will ich retten (Myself I do not wish to save.), a biography of J.K. Beltz & Gelberg Germany 1986,1997

    by Janusz Korczak

    Korczak, Janusz. King Matt the First, translated from the Polish by Richard Lourie with Introduction by Bruno Bettelheim 245 pages, Farrar, Straus & Giroux, New York, 1986 also a British translation published in 1946 as Matthew the Young King

    Korczak, Janusz. Sämtliche Werke (collected works) in German 269 pages, Gütersloher Verlag Germany 1997

    Fiction based on Korczak's Life

    Laird, Christian. Shadow of the Wall, story of Misha befriended by the orphanage director Greenwillow Books New York 1989

    Not listed here are a number of other books, by and about Korczak, published in a variety of languages: French, German, Polish, Portuguese, Yiddish.

    Jane Pejsa, December 2001