This extraordinary photo, taken in 1948 by David Seymour, one of the co-founders of Magnum Photos, has since been viewed by millions. First, it was published in LIFE magazine where the headline read "Children's wounds are not all external. Those created in the mind from years of grief will take years to heal."
This image of Teresa depicting her home has fascinated many and has become a symbol of World War II. His eyes are piercing, like a window to his soul. No eyes of innocent youth. Like soldiers who have seen heavy combat, he has to stare a thousand yards terrifyingly.
For more than 70 years the image was shrouded in mystery and the true identity and true story of Teresca remained unknown. Other versions of this image are floating around, and in several cases, their captions mention that the subject grew up inside a concentration camp. However, it is not so.