‘Nadya’ was born in Chernihiv Oblast. Her mother died during Holodomor and her father was executed as a political prisoner. Before the Nazi invasion of the USSR she lived in Donbas. During the war she joined OUN resistance and became a machine gun operator. Soon she was fighting for the Ukrainian Insurgent Army in the Carpathians, where she was captured by the Soviet NKVD, tortured and sent to die in Gulag. Yet ‘Nadya’ survived.
The Government of Ukraine and the Ukrainian Institute of National Remembrance created videos telling stories of outstanding Ukrainians in the WW2. Directed by Oles Sanin. Multilingual translation done by InformNapalm team.
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