Deeply in love and about to marry, students Misha and Sophia flee a Warsaw under Nazi occupation for a chance at freedom. Forced to return to the Warsaw ghetto, they help Misha's mentor, Dr Korczak, care for the two hundred children in his orphanage. As the noose tightens around the ghetto, Misha and Sophia are torn from one another, forcing them to face their worst fears alone. Meanwhile, refusing to leave the children unprotected, Korczak must confront a terrible darkness.
“With powerful themes of loss, hope and what it means to be human, The Good Doctor of Warsaw is a brave, moving and important book.” KATHERINE CLEMENTS, author of The Crimson Ribbon.
“Beautifully written, brilliantly observed […] a wonderful and intriguing book.” BARBARA ERSKINE on Return to Fourwinds.
Set in the ghettos of wartime Warsaw, this is a sweeping, poignant and heartbreaking tale based on the true story of one of World War II's quiet heroes - Dr Janusz Korczak.