Czeslawa Kwoka, the 14-year-old inmate of Auschwitz, 1942

Czeslava Cova, age 14, appears in a prisoner identification photograph provided by the Auschwitz Museum, taken by Wilhelm Brasse while working in the Department of Photography in Auschwitz, a Nazi-run death camp where World War II About 1.5 million people were killed during the

He died in Auschwitz-Birkenau in German-occupied Poland and is one of the monuments in the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum indoor exhibition called 'Block Number'. 6: Exhibition: The Life of Prisoners'.

esaw was a Polish Catholic girl from Wolka Zlojeka, Poland, who was deported to Auschwitz with her mother in December of 1942. He was supposed to be a political prisoner to live in Zamosk, the site of a future German colony.

In picture two, a woman on her lip was smitten by Capo for not speaking German, which she did not know. (Speaking Polish was outlawed in 1939.)

Zeslava was in the camp for three months before her death, less than a month after her mother, Katarzyna Kwok (prisoner number 26946), due to unknown circumstances (there is speculation that lethal injection was used). Both of their names can be found in lists of dead female prisoners believed to be associated with the camp resistance.

Photographer (and fellow prisoner) Brasse recalled a photograph of Zeslava in a 2005 documentary: "She was too young and too scared. The girl didn't understand why she was there and couldn't understand what was to her." So this lady Kapo (a prisoner overseer) took a stick and hit her in the face.

This German lady was just taking out her anger on the girl. Such a beautiful young girl, so innocent. She kept crying but could not do anything. Before taking the picture, the girl dried her tears and the blood from the cut on her lip. To be honest, I felt like I was being killed myself but I could not interfere. It would have been fatal for me."

In the first picture the rod was used to keep the subject still and at the correct distance from the camera. Those types of equipment were widely used in the early days of photography when photographic plates were not so sensitive and long exposures had to be used.

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