On 5 or 6 August 1942 pedagogue, doctor and writer Janusz Korczak, together with Stefania Wilczyńska and the other staff and 192 children of Dom Sierot na Krochmalnej * [the Orphanage on Krochmalna St) were forced by the Nazis to assemble at Umschlagsplatz and were sent (in an overcrowded cattle train) to the Treblinka Death Camp. They were probably murdered on arrival.
During those same few days the children and staff of around 30 orphanages and similar – in all approximately four thousand children - were sent to their deaths.
From 22 July 1942 when the Nazis began their monstrous Großaktion Warschau – the murder of the Jews of the Warsaw Ghetto, over the next weeks, around 300 thousand Jewish men, women and children were killed.
Świętej pamieci Eternal Memory
Pani Blimka - Balbina Grzyb
Pani Saba –Sabina Lejzerowicz
Panna Nacia – Natalia Poz, who grew up in the Orphanage
Pani Rózia – Róża Lipiec-Jakubowska, first one of the Orphanage children, then a teacher
Heniek – Henryk Azrylewicz
The children: Albert, Jerzy, Genia, Felunia. Sabinka, four Moniuszkos, Marylka. Zygmuś, Semi, Abrasza, Hanka, Aronek, Jakub, Marceli, Szlama, Szymonek, Natek, Mietek, Leon, Szmulek, Abuś who kept a diary, Rita, Mendelek Nadanowski who had bad dreams,
and those whose names are unknown
* the Nazis forced them to move from Krochmalna to another building within the walls of the Warsaw Ghetto in 1941)