Directed by Andrzej Wajda
Andrzej Wajda's film chronicles the extraordinary
efforts of Dr. Janusz Korczak (Wojciech Pszoniak), a pediatrician and author, to protect a
group of abandoned children in the Warsaw ghetto. On August 6, 1942, he refused an
offer from the Nazis to spare his life and accompanied 200 orphans of the Warsaw ghetto to Treblinka. Agnieszka Holland wrote the screenplay; Roby Muller was the
cinematographer. Polish with English subtitles. 113 minutes.