Children in War 2018-2019

12 month islandwide touring exhibition.

Champion of the Child: Janusz Korczac.

Date: Thursday 26th April 


Venue: The Studio, Lexicon Library Dún Laoghaire.

This is the 2nd in our series on Children and War, from the Museum of Childhood Ireland Project, and our first 12 month travelling exhibition. The exhibition will travel from Dún Laoghaire, to Cork, Galway, Derry, Belfast, and Dublin over a 12 month period.

Champion of the Child: Janusz Korczak(1879-1942) A travelling exhibition in association with the Museum of Childhood Ireland Project, the Irish Jewish Museum and HETI.

Champion of the Child:Janusz Korczak.

23rd April – 7th May

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The moving and inspirational story of Janusz Korczak whov devoted his life to establishing the rights of the child, regardless of nationality or religion. 

Korczak hosted a children’s radio programme, founded the first children’s newspaper and testified on behalf of children in juvenile courts. He worked with the children of Warsaw and died, along with many of these orphaned children, at the hands of the Nazis in 1942. We’re hosting the exhibition to mark 25th Anniversary of Ireland’s ratification of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.

*The exhibition was developed by the Jewish Museum London in association with the Children’s Legal Centre, University of Essex.

Image courtesy of Korczakianum Centre for Documentation and Research, Warsaw 1938