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THE KING OF CHILDREN by Betty Jean Lifton (Farrar, Straus & Giroux: $24.95; 353 pp.)

May 29, 1988|Robert Coles

Despite the story's melancholy ending (Janusz Korczak and the Jewish children in his orphanage died in the Treblinka concentration camp), Lifton does a fine job of evoking Korczak's lively mind, his generous heart.

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