The Good Doctor of Warsaw

The Good Doctor of Warsaw

by Elisabeth Gifford

Narrated by Peter Noble

Unabridged — 8 hours, 58 minutes

The Good Doctor of Warsaw

The Good Doctor of Warsaw

by Elisabeth Gifford

Narrated by Peter Noble

Unabridged — 8 hours, 58 minutes

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"You do not leave a sick child alone to face the dark and you do not leave a child at a time like this." 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. Janusz Korczak, care for the two hundred children in his orphanage. As Korczak struggles to uphold the rights of even the smallest child in the face of unimaginable conditions, he becomes a beacon of hope for the thousands who live behind the walls. As the noose tightens around the ghetto Misha and Sophia are torn from one another, forcing them to face their worst fears alone. They can only hope to find each other again one day... Meanwhile, refusing to leave the children unprotected, Korczak must confront a terrible darkness. Half a million people lived in the Warsaw ghetto. Less than one percent survived to tell their story. This novel is based on the true accounts of Misha and Sophia, and on the life of one of Poland's greatest men, Dr. Janusz Korczak.

Editorial Reviews

Andrew Taylor

Powerful, harrowing, and ultimately uplifting. Elisabeth Gifford has achieved an extraordinary blend of fact and fiction.

The Daily Telegraph

I could scarcely put it down. Vivid and chilling but utterly inspiring."

The Daily Mail

Written with quiet, almost heroic, determination, Elisabeth Gifford's novel fictionalizes these events. The end is inevitable. It is painful to read about such wickedness and suffering.

Katherine Clements

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 with a message we need now as much as ever.

The Times

A story that should be told and retold. Gifford's version is readable and extremely powerful.


"In this breathtakingly poignant novel . . . the many acts of bravery by people doing what they can in the face of great danger, shine a light on the best of humanity, even in the face of the most inhumane acts."

Product Details

BN ID: 2940173034106
Publisher: Dreamscape Media
Publication date: 01/28/2021
Edition description: Unabridged
Sales rank: 1,102,290
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