We have created a beautiful art project based on the poem Butterfly that was discovered at Thereisenstadt after the concentration camp was liberated. The poem was written by 21 years old Pavel Friedman who died in September 1944. Children and adults create butterflies using watercolors, tissue paper, pipe cleansers and things from nature such is berries, leaves, branches. This project is part of our Holocaust Remembrance Day celebration and you can read more about it here.
After celebration in 2014, our butterflies were sent to Korczakowo Camp and they were included in a ceremony for their Patrons’ Day as a remembrance for Dr. Korczak and the founder of the camp,Jerzy Zgodzinski. Read more here (page 3).
Janusz Korczak Association of the USA Logos
Our association needed a logo and what better way to receive one then from children who are studying about Korczak. We asked Julie Scott, the eight-grade Advanced Language Arts teacher in Spokane, WA to ask her students to send us some ideas after they were finished with their Found Poetry block based on the story of Korczak and his children (see information about this under Found Poetry Project under our Legacy Through Culture tab -> Poems tab on our website). We received a collection of beautiful art work and after long and difficult decision process, we picked Viktoriya Cherkashina’s artwork for our logo (you can see it on the top of all our website pages). We also selected Kylie Fail’s artwork (see below) to be used for our future Korczak Spirit awards.
Here are some other beautiful examples of the logos:
Janusz Korczak Educational Moments Traveling Exhibit
As part of the process of integrating Korczak’s humanistic approach of dialogue education within the education system, we present to you a collection of posters entitled: “Educational Moments”. The posters are meant to allow educators and students to familiarize themselves with Korczak’s educational approach in an experiential and tangible way. The posters combine visual images with texts that survey various fields from Korczak’s work, including a poster depicting Korczak himself and a poster describing the fate of the orphanage during World War II. The posters may be used in several ways: as an addition to a theoretical and a practical discussion among the teachers; as the basis for experiential activities for the students; and as an inspiration for the implementation of methods that can be adapted to each school and used regularly.
No Child Play Traveling exhibit
The powerful “No Child’s Play” exhibit explores the child’s world of play and toys during the most perilous times of the Holocaust. Approximately 1.5 million children perished in the Holocaust and the exhibit is a testimony to their creativity and emotional resiliency.
The title “No Child’s Play” is taken from a quote by the renowned pediatrician and educator Janusz Korczak, director of Warsaw’s progressive and democratic orphanage, whose declarations of children’s rights were posthumously adopted by the United Nations as “Rights of the Child”.
The exhibit was produced by the Yad Vashem and is made available for loan to museums and educational institutions by the American Society for Yad Vashem in New York. Yad Vashem, the Holocaust Martyrs’ and Heroes’ Remembrance Authority in Jerusalem was established in 1953 by the Israeli Parliament and was entrusted with the task of commemorating the six million Jews murdered by the Nazis and their collaborators.
For more information, click here.