Stefan Rudnicki's narration is engaging and conversational, an approach needed for this complex account of the life of Janusz Korczak. The noted Polish-Jewish pediatrician became the protector of orphans in the Warsaw Ghetto of WWII. He was so devoted that he comforted his children into Treblinka's gas chambers rather than escape the Nazis himself. The audiobook places Korczak's life in its historical context, and Rudnicki moves smoothly as the story ranges from Korczak's loving views on childhood to Hitler's beliefs about and practices of racial superiority and extermination. Rudnicki approaches the author's absorbing material with a combination of reserve that carries listeners through difficult descriptions and emotionalism that illuminates the story's focus on courage and the powerful theme of good versus evil. S.W. © AudioFile 2019, Portland, Maine [Published: OCTOBER 2019]
Trade Ed. Listening Library 2019
DD ISBN 9780593105122 $20.00
Library Ed. Listening Library 2019
DD ISBN 9780593105146 $50.00
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