Terezka, a girl who grew up in a concentration camp, shocks counselors at a Center for Disturbed Children when she draws a picture of her “home” in Poland.
Taken by Chim, more popularly known as David Seymour, captured the image in a home for emotionally disturbed children in Warsaw in 1948, after the Second World War had ended. There are a few versions of this image, but most captions including those that came up at some of the world’s War and Photography Exhibits at the Brooklyn Museum, suggest that the subject grew up inside a concentration camp. Tereska, the subject was a victim of the Holocaust. The image was taken as part of a series on Europe’s post war children, and was commissioned by the UNICEF in a bid to document a visual history project that sought to preserve the narrative of children in the Second World War.
She is seen drawing a picture of her “home” in Poland – a solid reflection of the psycho social trauma that war had left on a child’s mind.