Sunday, 10 August 2008

Danka and Zosia, Pahlevi, Persia, August 1942

Two young girls in Polish uniforms on the beach at Pahlevi. The clothing looks fine but the faces, especially the expression in their eyes, cannot hide what they have been through. Aged fifteen and seventeen respectively they have known violence, death threats, ethnic cleansing, forced labour, hunger and near starvation, repeated bouts of disease and sickness, and the slow fading away of their mother.

1 comment:

Danusha Goska said...

Thank you for that photo, and for the commentary.