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Famous Polish girl in tragic WWII photo that shocked the world has passed away
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I believe that the greatest gift and the greatest curse put on humans is the same thing. The ability to absorb and survive anything, then  move on, and in most part forget about it. And when we do this we forget about it and do it again and again, in different forms perhaps but the end result is always the same

Quote:Famous Polish girl in tragic WWII photo that shocked the world has passed away
The girl, seen in the famed photo showing her mourning her fallen sister who was shot by a Luftwaffe pilot in September 1939, has passed away


September 14, 2020
editor:GRZEGORZ ADAMCZYK
author:INTERIA/IPN
via:INTERIA.PL
Kazimiera Mika, the heroine of a moving photograph which documented German war crimes during their invasion of Poland in 1939, died in late August. She was 93.
The photograph which was seen by millions around the world was taken by American journalist Julian Bryan on Sept. 13, 1939, and it depicts Kazimiera Mika, then a 12-year-old girl, kneeling over her fallen sister Anna. She had been killed in Warsaw by gunfire from a German fighter plane.
The young 14-year-old who died had gone into a field to pick potatoes. She was shot by a Luftwaffe pilot in what was a gratuitous attack on civilians who were of no threat to the aircraft.
The journalist who witnessed Kazimiera’s mourning of her sister was shaken by the day’s events. He saw Kazimiera rush out and cry hysterically over the fallen body refusing to believe what had happened.
Bryan recalled how he had tried to put his arm round the girls and tried to comfort her. He recalls how he cried together with two Polish officers who visited the scene of the crime.
“What could I, what could we say to the child?” he said, describing the day of the photo as the most tragic during his time in Warsaw.
Poland’s institute for remembrance, IPN, paid homage to Kazimiera Mika in a social media post.
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Kazimiera Mika who passed away in August met American reporter Julian Bryan twice after the war.

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Upon his return to the US, Bryan used the photographs taken in Warsaw for a pictorial report in Life magazine and in the documentary film “Siege”.
He returned to Poland in 1958 and managed to meet the grieving girl in the photo. In the photography book “Colors of war”, published in 2010, he cites her as remembering the gray suit he wore on the day of the shooting and that she recalled after over a decade that he had comforted her.
Kazimiera Mika herself recalled the tragic events of that September and the criminal behavior of the Luftwaffe pilots.
“I cannot, even after all these years, forgive them,” she said in one of her last interviews.
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(09-15-2020, 11:26 AM)Wallfire Wrote: I believe that the greatest gift and the greatest curse put on humans is the same thing. The ability to absorb and survive anything, then  move on, and in most part forget about it. And when we do this we forget about it and do it again and again, in different forms perhaps but the end result is always the same
i agree to a point, but there are some who can never forget the horrors that they have seen or that have been perpetrated against them.
some can function normally but remember everyday, others never recover.
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(09-15-2020, 02:29 PM)hounddoghowlie Wrote:
(09-15-2020, 11:26 AM)Wallfire Wrote: I believe that the greatest gift and the greatest curse put on humans is the same thing. The ability to absorb and survive anything, then  move on, and in most part forget about it. And when we do this we forget about it and do it again and again, in different forms perhaps but the end result is always the same
i agree to a point, but there are some who can never forget the horrors that they have seen or that have been perpetrated against them.
some can function normally but remember everyday, others never recover.

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(09-15-2020, 02:29 PM)hounddoghowlie Wrote:
(09-15-2020, 11:26 AM)Wallfire Wrote: I believe that the greatest gift and the greatest curse put on humans is the same thing. The ability to absorb and survive anything, then  move on, and in most part forget about it. And when we do this we forget about it and do it again and again, in different forms perhaps but the end result is always the same
i agree to a point, but there are some who can never forget the horrors that they have seen or that have been perpetrated against them.
some can function normally but remember everyday, others never recover.

This is oh so sadly true!

My ex mother-inlaw (may she RIP) related a story to me years ago. Her own mother-inlaw was a concentration camp prisoner in Poland during WW2. She babysat my ex-husband while his mother worked. Sadly she had to cease allowing her to babysit because she was constantly digging scraps out of the garbage to feed to my ex even though the fridge and cabinets were full of food. 

After this she cared for an elderly man. Eventually he died but my ex's grandmother did not realize he was dead- so she strapped him to a moving dolly and continued to take him to run errands and for walks. Someone called the police and she ended up being institutionalized. 

The war may have ended, but I don't think she ever really left that concentration camp.
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(09-15-2020, 02:29 PM)hounddoghowlie Wrote:
(09-15-2020, 11:26 AM)Wallfire Wrote: I believe that the greatest gift and the greatest curse put on humans is the same thing. The ability to absorb and survive anything, then  move on, and in most part forget about it. And when we do this we forget about it and do it again and again, in different forms perhaps but the end result is always the same
i agree to a point, but there are some who can never forget the horrors that they have seen or that have been perpetrated against them.
some can function normally but remember everyday, others never recover.

Sorry i some times dont make myself clear, I did not mean a single person but the whole of humanity as a unit
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(09-15-2020, 05:47 PM)GeauxHomeLittleD Wrote:
(09-15-2020, 02:29 PM)hounddoghowlie Wrote:
(09-15-2020, 11:26 AM)Wallfire Wrote: I believe that the greatest gift and the greatest curse put on humans is the same thing. The ability to absorb and survive anything, then  move on, and in most part forget about it. And when we do this we forget about it and do it again and again, in different forms perhaps but the end result is always the same
i agree to a point, but there are some who can never forget the horrors that they have seen or that have been perpetrated against them.
some can function normally but remember everyday, others never recover.

This is oh so sadly true!

My ex mother-inlaw (may she RIP) related a story to me years ago. Her own mother-inlaw was a concentration camp prisoner in Poland during WW2. She babysat my ex-husband while his mother worked. Sadly she had to cease allowing her to babysit because she was constantly digging scraps out of the garbage to feed to my ex even though the fridge and cabinets were full of food. 

After this she cared for an elderly man. Eventually he died but my ex's grandmother did not realize he was dead- so she strapped him to a moving dolly and continued to take him to run errands and for walks. Someone called the police and she ended up being institutionalized. 

The war may have ended, but I don't think she ever really left that concentration camp.
Some times a persons soul is so hurt they can never recover, I have seen such a person, sad but more than one
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War is "Not nice". Pol Pot Cambodia and those running the country now are some of the kids who during Pol Pot's reign turned in their parents for impure thoughts, or wearing glasses, or to old to work in the fields from sun up to sun down. Never ever let a government disarm your ability to fight back and protect yourself. Correct you may die but at least you will have a chance of going to Valhalla  tinybigeyes tinysurprised tinywhat minusculebonker minusculebeercheers minusculechairshot
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(09-16-2020, 06:23 AM)727Sky Wrote: Correct you may die, but at least you will have a chance of going to Valhalla.

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'Cause if they catch you in the backseat tryin'ta pick her locks
They're gonna send you home to momma in a cardboard box
You better run!!
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