Haunting pictures of Holocaust victim brought to life with colour

Black-and-white photos of a 14-year-old girl in the Auschwitz concentration camp have been colourised in an art project that has given even sharper focus to the horrors of the Holocaust.

The colourised portraits of Polish teenager Czesława Kwoka have given greater definition to the blood on her busted lip and the blank look in her eyes as she sits obediently shortly after being beaten by a female prison guard.

The black-and-white photo of Czesława was originally taken in 1942 by fellow prisoner Wilhelm Brasse as part of the documentation of detainees compiled by officials of the notorious Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp.

Mr Brasse, who died in 2012, talked in a 2005 documentary of Czesława’s feeling of powerlessness at the time of the photo shoot.

Read the full story by Christiane Barro in The NewDaily.