The Cruelty of Humanity

There is a photo that I want you to look at…..

Czesława Kwoka (15 August 1928 Wólka Złojecka – 12 March 1943 Auschwitz) was a Polish Catholic child who died in the Auschwitz concentration camp at the age of 14. She was one of the thousands of child victims of German World War II crimes against Poles. She died at Auschwitz-Birkenau, in Poland, and is among those memorialized in the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum indoor exhibit called Block no. 6: Exhibition: The Life of the Prisoners.

Every time I see this picture I oscillate from anger and disbelief to immense sadness…… You can read the story of the photo here. Please do your bit to share that article far and wide to remind people how cruel humans can be and how easily these things seem to happen – are happening even as I write. Also – to shut those apologists who say this never happened or wasn’t that bad. It did. It was horrendous and we need to never forget.

2 thoughts on “The Cruelty of Humanity

  1. The attrocities that were committed during the war were so horrific it’s hard to comprehend just how many people died. The fact that it was not just men but women and children, as well as the way they died, it just defies belief. Hopefully we will learn from the past, but sadly with attrocities still continuing in many parts of the world, I doubt mankind will ever learn.


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