Photos from Ukraine and Spanish Harlem bring back treasures of memory
A recent news photo showed soldiers carrying a pregnant Ukrainian woman on a stretcher. They found her in a bombed out facility. The following week I read that she and her unborn child were dead.
The image of this woman brought me back to another horrible war photo. Taken on June 8, 1972, this photograph is known as the “Napalm Girl”. In it, a naked 9-year-old girl, Kim Phuc, with pain etched on her face, runs away from falling firebombs. The New York Times ran a column with this photo titled “When a Picture is Worth a Thousand Tears.” Kim survived and lives in Toronto.