"Entrance Fee Required" Warsaw Local Custom Tip by scottishvisitor
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We were most surprised when we visited the Jewish Cemetary to be told to return to the gate house and pay an entrance fee (the sign was hidden by overgrown weed). The price required was 5 zlotys. I'm so glad we did pay or I would never have discovered the story of Janusz Korczak - a Doctor by Education and an educator by predilection. This man founded the first orphanages in Warsaw, both Jewish and Catholic, he was also a well known writer of childrens' stories. He could have escaped his fate with the help of his fellow professional but chose to stay with the children saying "You would not leave a sick child in the night. How can I leave them now?" Janusz Korczak died with the children he protected in Trebllnka.
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