Dr Korczak's Example [David Greig]

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DR. KORCZAK'S EXAMPLE
By David Greig

Based on the true story of Janusz Korczak, best-selling children's novelist, paediatrician and social experimenter, who set up a Jewish Orphanage in Warsaw and ran it as a children's democracy. When the Nazis close in on Warsaw, Korczak and his children are forced to move into the ghetto stretching Korczak's pacifist ideals to the limit. But the doctor's values are threatened not only by Nazi regime but by the arrival of a young Jewish boy who believes in fighting back.

Dr Korczak....ALEXANDER MORTON
Stephanie....VICKI LIDDELLE
Adzio....SIMON DONALDSON
Cerniakow....SANDY NEILSON
Stepan....ANTHONY HUTCHESON
Priest....MATTHEW ZAJAC
Abraza....EWAN MacLEOD
Tadeusz....FERGUS HITCHCOCK
Bruno....FINN HITCHCOCK
Miriam/Zelda....KATIE NEVILLE
Coco....SARAH-BETH NEVILLE

The violinist was Daphne Godson

Directed by Lu Kemp

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 2004.

1942, Warsaw: can the writer and paediatrician Dr Korczak protect his Jewish orphanage?

Based on the true story of Janusz Korczak, best-selling children's novelist, paediatrician and social experimenter, who set up a Jewish Orphanage in Warsaw and ran it as a children's democracy.

When the Nazis close in on Warsaw, Korczak and his children are forced to move into the ghetto stretching Korczak's pacifist ideals to the limit. But the Dr's. values are threatened not only by Nazi regime but by the arrival of a young Jewish boy who believes in fighting back.

Written by David Greig.

Violinist: Daphne Godson

Director: Lu Kemp

Director: Lu Kemp