A Hundred Times Better to Be a Child


Performed in the Korczak exhibition as part of the Theater in the Museum program at the Yad Layeled Children's Memorial Museum. The name of the play A Hundred Times Better to Be a Child are the words of Korczak. The play brings to life the story of Korczak and Stefa Wilczyńska based on the five stages of the exhibition, through a multimedia theatrical experience. Korczak’s life story, his educational philosophy and his artistic works are conveyed through the character of Stefa Wilczyńska, who worked with Korczak in the Jewish orphanage both before and during the Holocaust. The play integrates key events in the life of Janusz Korczak that influenced and shaped his path and actions. The play raises questions and an open discussion on issues relevant to the world of its audience today.


Original or Prominent Production: Yad Layeled Children's Memorial Museum, Western Galilee, Israel.
Original Source Material: Based on the life story of Dr. Janusz Korczak and testimonies of Holocaust child survivors.
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Original Language: Hebrew and Arabic
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Yad Layeled Children’s Memorial Museum, The Ghetto Fighters’ House – Itzhak Katzenelson Holocaust and Jewish Resistance Heritage Museum, Israel.