The BRUTAL Execution Of Zinaida Portnova – The Teenage Nazi Killer

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During the Second World War, there were many acts of resistance against the Nazis especially from within the Nazi-occupied territories that they had gained. When Adolf Hitler launched Operation Barbarossa and the invasion of the Soviet Union, he had already taken large parts of Europe during World War 2. From within countries such as Yugoslavia, groups such as the Partisans emerged to rid the Nazis from their land. The Partisans in particular wished to completely expel the Germans, and they often were involved in brutal acts against their enemy. One such girl who joined the Partisans was Zinaida Portnova.

When she was a young girl, she was moved to northern Belarus for her own safety as the Germans invaded. Whilst staying here the Germans stole her Grandmother’s cattle and hit her, and from that moment on she sought revenge on the Nazis. She joined the resistance group and was involved in spying on the enemy, creating weapons, hiding weapons and even huge acts of sabotage. It’s estimated that her efforts led to the deaths of 100 German soldiers, however her big plan focussed around poisoning the food of a Wehrmacht garrison. She managed to do so and killed dozens of German soldiers in this way, however she eventually was captured after she was released as she tried the poisoned food. After being interrogated by the Gestapo, she was brutally beaten and tortured and it was said that Zinaida was blinded during her ordeal. She refused to give over any information, and because of this the Germans drove her into a field and executed her in cold blood. She was just 17 years old. She is remembered alongside Lepa Radic as a teenage girl who gave her life for defeating the Third Reich, Hitler and the Nazis.

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