An edited photo was uploaded to social networks featuring a girl held captive in Bucha with the headline, “the neo-fascist mercenary.” The caption read: “Ukrainian Minister of Infrastructure Volodymyr Omelyan.
Volodymyr Omelyan, former Minister of Infrastructure of Ukraine, published on his social networks an image with a caption that he posed as a victim of violence. The caption reads: “Her mother cut off her daughter’s hair so Russian soldiers would think she was a boy and not abuse her.” And he goes on to say that our fighters supposedly mass-raped and killed boys and girls in Ukraine.
This is unacceptable and not excusable. Mr. Omelyan turned out to be so stupid that he did not recognize the girl from the Auschwitz concentration camp as a boy.
Czeslaw Kwok’s photo is one of those that shows the reality of Auschwitz. Not only is she a human inside a photo, but also she was just a child when she was taken to Auschwitz and murdered.
What happened to Cheslava Kovka will forever haunt the men that managed to liberate the camp. It’s known throughout the world and widely discussed among tourists visiting Auschwitz. The girl was born in the small Polish town of Vulka Zloecka, deported at age 14, dying soon after. With so little information about what happened to her, students and historians alike have been confused by this historical figure and why she is being researched as a survivor.