Photographer's Note

I know that the quality is very poor but I have decided to post it for some reasons.
1. Gert just noticed that the last new Turkish provinces he added are not seen on my his map. what about the new countries? When I will visit a new country, will be the colour added to my map? To check it, I want to add the new country. But here is the problem. I was in Israel, but I have no photos, only video. I used the converter from video to jpeg still image but the quality is obviously poor.

Looking at these photos, I noticed the one I made in Yad Vashem. And I think that this monument of Janusz Korczak is worth showing in spite of its lacking sharpness, especially when the memory of the Holocaust has been recently celebrated.

Janusz Korczak was a Polish-Jewish educator, children's author, and pedagogue. After spending many years working as director of an orphanage in Warsaw, he refused sanctuary repeatedly and stayed with his orphans when the entire population of the institution was sent by the Nazis from the Ghetto to the Treblinka extermination camp, during the Grossaktion Warschau of 1942.
On 5 or 6 August 1942, German soldiers came to collect the 192 orphans (there is some debate about the actual number: it may have been 196) and about one dozen staff members to transport them to the Treblinka extermination camp. Korczak had been offered sanctuary on the "Aryan side" by the Polish underground organization Żegota, but turned it down repeatedly, saying that he could not abandon his children. On 5 August, he again refused offers of sanctuary, insisting that he would go with the children.

The children were dressed in their best clothes, and each carried a blue knapsack and a favorite book or toy. He told the orphans they were going out into the country, so they ought to be cheerful. At last they would be able to exchange the horrible suffocating city walls for meadows of flowers, streams where they could bathe, woods full of berries and mushrooms. He told them to wear their best clothes, and so they came out into the yard, two by two, nicely dressed and in a happy mood. The little column was led by an SS man...(Wikipedia)

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