Boy with a Canary-bird

1996

Lev Razumovsky wrote about this work:

The seminars of the Korczak Society gave me an idea to make a figure of young Korczak when he wasn’t Korczak yet but was simply a young boy Henryk Goldszmit who decided to bury his dead canary-bird in a city garden. He buried it in a pit and put a cross made of twigs on top. A Polish passer-by told him he had made a mistake: he didn’t have a right to put up a cross because he was Jewish. This story was an impulse for this sculpture.

Korczak Centre for Tolerance, Library named after Paustovsky

St. Petersburg