Thought for the day

"If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be.<br>The functions of every government have propensities to command at will the liberty and property of their constituents.<br>There is no safe deposit for these but with the people themselves; nor can they be safe with them without information. Where the press is free, and every man able to read, all is safe." -- Thomas Jefferson


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.