Thought for the day

"The executive power in our government is not the only, perhaps not even the principal, object of my solicitude. The tyranny of the legislature is really the danger most to be feared, and will continue to be so for many years to come. The tyranny of the executive power will come in its turn, but at a more distant period." -- Thomas Jefferson, Democracy in America

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.