Janusz Korczak – a freemason

Collection Korczak Digital Repository
Description Article by Norbert Wójtowicz, a renowned authority on Polish Masons – this document relates to Janusz Korczak's belonging to a masonic lodge named Le Droit Humain. In his text, the author focuses on Korczak's unique sort of spirituality and his attitude towards the issue of children's rights. Wójtowicz highlights masonic themes in the novel Król Maciuś Pierwszy. The text also covers the history of the Theosophical Society, set up by Helena Bławatska. Korczak was likely to have become a Mason between the 1920s and 1930s. He took part in meetings of the Polish Theosophical Society at a property rented by it in Mężenin. A surviving photo shows Korczak together with Zdzisio Bocheński, Krzys Łypacewicz and general Michał Tokarzewski-Karaszewicz, one of Poland's most active Masons, all standing in front of the mansion in Mężenin.
Creator Wójtowicz, Norbert
Publisher Wrocław
Date 2000
Rights Licencja Creative Commons Uznanie autorstwa-Bez utworów zależnych 3.0 Polska
Format application/pdf
Language eng
Identifier https://depot.ceon.pl/handle/123456789/15798
Type publikacja

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