The color photo of Czeslawa Kwoka, this 14-year-old murdered by the nazis in the concentration camp and extermination camp in Auschwitz-Birkenau camp in Poland in 1943, has provoked numerous reactions on social networks.
Czesława Kwoka was born on 15 August 1928 in Wólka Złojecka, a village in Zamość region. She arrived at #Auschwitz on 13 December 1942 in a transport of 318 women. Her mother, Katarzyna was also deported. She received number 26949 & perished in the camp on 18 February 1943. 3/4 pic.twitter.com/nbjeKbrEDb
— Auschwitz Memorial (@AuschwitzMuseum) march 12, 2018
Shared on Twitter on the account of the Auschwitz Memorial, the photo shows the young woman, looking frail in his garment of a prisoner after having been beaten by the guards.
Czeslawa, who succumbed to an injection of phenol to the heart, has spent only three months in the camp of Auschwitz before his death.
For the founder of the project, the brazilian artist Marina Amaral, the color of these photos allows people to more easily identify the human drama that occurred during the Second world War.
“As I have often said, it is much easier to identify with these people once you understand and that we SEE them as real human beings. This may seem absurd. But if it is necessary to go through there to learn something and feel more intimately concerned, then, it be so”, she explained on Twitter.
Staring at pictures such as this one for so many minutes/hours making sure that I covered every tiny detail is not an easy task emotionally). But I’ll keep doing this, because I truly believe in the power that seeing faces like Czeslawa’s and so many others in color has.
— Marina Amaral (@marinamaral2) march 13, 2018
Since its publication on Monday, the picture was liked more than 41 400 times and has generated more than 9245 comments