Does it surprise you in the slightest? Then again, Polonia know best.
He was hero, no doubt, but such heroes like him were counted in thousands at the time and place.
If there were thousands, why don't they have years dedicated to them? Korczak was a Polish patriot, he was ahead of his time (still is, actually - many of his ideas are still seen as too progressive) and his loss was a great loss for Poland.
His behavior was a norm for that class of Poles at the time.
I don't recall Poles at that time trying to give children their own voice - and listening to them. The II RP education system in the whole was based very much around "sit down, shut up" - as witnessed by the huge influence that the Church had on education.
There you go! Was his alleged Jewishness deciding factor in you putting him on the pedestal?
Jewishness? The guy was a Polish hero.