czeslawa kwoka

In memory of Czeslawa Kwoka

Czeslawa Kwoka was born on 15th August 1928. Her parents were farmers in small village Wólka Złojecka near Zamošč in south-eastern part of Poland. Her father Pawel died before 2nd World war.

In 1942 Nazis decided to germanise this part of Poland. In november 1942 Czeslawa and her mother Katarzyna were moved in transit camp in Zamošč. On 13th December Czeslawa and her mother were deported to Auschwitz. 

When she arrived to Auschwitz, she didn’t understand what was being said to her. And  woman, prisoner overseer, beat her about the face. There is still visible cut on her lips on these photos. Then she dried her tears and blood from her lips and then these photos were taken.

Czeslawa died in the morning on 12th March 1943. Circumstances of her death were not recorded, She was 14 years old.

Zhukov's Year in Review! 2014 Edition!

Another year passed, and time for a bit of retrospection.

Some of the Year’s Top Posts Included:

American Nurses Train in Judo

Air-raid Warden Mary Couchman

The Christmas Truce

Czeslawa Kwoka, age 14

With so many great photos to choose from, picking anything close to a favorite is quite hard, but here is a small selection of ones I especially liked:

Marine “Devil Dof” Caesar von Steuben

A soldier bids goodbye

The Weather War

Togo the kitty!

There were quite a lot of topics covered as well! 46 of them in total
I won’t list all of the, but some of the highlights include:

Samurai; Armored TrainsSix Day War;

Crimean War; April Fools!; Crete;

The Ten Tragic Days; Spanish Civil WarHeavy Artillery

Aleutian IslandsThe IRABreech-Loading Rifles

Automatic WeaponsArmorWar Dogs 

So Happy New Years to everyone!