Czesława Kwoka

Czesława kwoka ( Wolka Złojecka , Poland , 15 of August of 1928 – Auschwitz , December to March of 1943 ) was a Catholic Polish girl who died in the concentration camp of Auschwitz at the age of 14 years. 1


She photographed at Auschwitz by Wilhelm Brasse .

She was one of the millions of child victims of the German crimes of the Second World War against the Poles. He died in Auschwitz-Birkenau (Poland) and is one of those immortalized in the exhibition Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum, called Block No. 6: Exhibition: The life of the prisoners. 2 3

Photographs of Kwoka and others, taken by the “famous photographer of Auschwitz”, Wilhelm Brasse , between 1940 and 1945, are represented in this monumental photographic museum. In the year 2005, the television, emitted a documentary on Brasse, what turned it into a focus of interviews related to the photographic history (captured in that Nazi concentration camp); As a result, several articles and books were published. 4 5

Kwoka’s photographs, in particular, inspired the creation of the painting Czeslawa Kwoka (2007), which illustrates an award-winning literary work; In his verses, tries to convey his image and voice in our lives. 6 7

Czeslawa Kwoka was one of the 230,000 children and young people under 18 years of age, among 1,300,000 people, who were deported to Auschwitz-Birkenau between 1940 and 1945.

See also

  • German war crimes in Poland


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