On February 8th, 1943, Nazis hung 17 year old Yugoslav Radić. When they asked her the names of her companions, she replied: "You will know them when they come to avenge me.”

On February 8th, 1943, Nazis hung 17 year old Yugoslav Radić. When they asked her the names of her companions, she replied:

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  • AcademicAxolotl
    1 Week(s) Ago

    Why did the Nazis take a photo of hanging a 17 year old girl? Were they proud or was it propaganda?

  • to_the_tenth_power
    1 Week(s) Ago

    On 10 April 1941, after the successful invasion of Yugoslavia, the Axis powers established on its former territory the puppet state Independent State of Croatia, which, in particular, consisted of Bosanska Gradiška and its surroundings.

    In November 1941, Lepa Radić and other family members were arrested by the Ustaše, but with the help of undercover partisan associates, she, along with her sister Dara, managed to escape from prison on 23 December 1941. Right after the release, Radić decided to serve as a fighter in the 7th partisan company of the 2nd Krajiški Detachment.

    In February 1943 Lepa Radić was responsible for transporting the wounded in the battle of Neretva to a shelter in Grmech. During the fight against the 7th SS Volunteer Mountain Division Prinz Eugen she was captured and moved to Bosanska Krupa where, after torture for several days in an attempt to extract information, was sentenced to death by hanging.

    With the noose around her neck, she cried out: "Long live the Communist Party, and partisans! Fight, people, for your freedom! Do not surrender to the evildoers! I will be killed, but there are those who will avenge me!" In her last moments at the scaffold, the Germans offered to spare her life, in return for the names of the Communist Party leaders and members in the shelter, but she refused their offer with the words: "I am not a traitor of my people. Those whom you are asking about will reveal themselves when they have succeeded in wiping out all you evildoers, to the last man." Lepa Radić was only 17 years old when she was publicly executed.

    What an absolute badass.

  • Runlikehell67
    1 Week(s) Ago

    After reading up on this incredibly brave young woman, I realized what a coward I am.

    Fighting against the Axis power in Yugoslavia as they put the noose around her neck: "Fight, people, for your freedom! Do not surrender to the evildoers! I will be killed, but there are those who will avenge me!" And when asked to give up the parties leaders she replied: "I am not a traitor of my people. Those whom you are asking about will reveal themselves when they have succeeded in wiping out all you evildoers, to the last man."

  • Il_Gigante_Buono
    1 Week(s) Ago

    From Wikipedia

    With the noose around her neck, she cried out: "Long live the Communist Party, and partisans! Fight, people, for your freedom! Do not surrender to the evildoers! I will be killed, but there are those who will avenge me!" In her last moments at the scaffold, the Germans offered to spare her life, in return for the names of the Communist Party leaders and members in the shelter, but she refused their offer with the words: "I am not a traitor of my people. Those whom you are asking about will reveal themselves when they have succeeded in wiping out all you evildoers, to the last man."[4] Lepa Radić was only 17 years old when she was publicly executed.

    What a badass.

    Edit: note the people below trivialising the execution of a 17 year old girl by an invading force. Sad stuff.

  • Odys
    1 Week(s) Ago

    A strong young lady.

  • EnHelligFyrViking
    1 Week(s) Ago

    People who lived in the 1940’s were some serious bad-asses

  • Exctmonk
    1 Week(s) Ago

    *hanged

  • Beaverbrown55
    1 Week(s) Ago

    Back when desert Storm was on going, my father's (dad was the teacher not a student) 6th grade class made a care package and sent it to "any soldier." Through this, they then corresponded with the soldier that got the loot boxes until he returned state side. When the soldier returned he wanted to meet the students in the school and thank them. As he lived across the state, this visit turned into a long weekend of staying at our house. I was about 16 then and the soldier brought multiple, full photo albums of dead Iraqi soldiers, civilians, and unidentifiable others with him to proudly show to my family. If I'm estimating properly I'd hazard a guess that there were several hundred pictures and our soldier couldn't understand why my parents (both elementary school teachers) did not want my younger sister or myself seeing the pictures. It actually got pretty tense and awkward trying to explain this to him. I'm sure now there were some issues going on with the Sgt., which is totally understandable... especially after sitting down with him and looking through the pictures one afternoon when no one was around. I can still close my eyes and see some of those pictures, which were more like trophies to him. Some of those images were taken inches away from the deceased, and the explanation that went along with the pics was disturbing.

  • ieya404
    1 Week(s) Ago

    For anyone who'd like to read up a bit: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lepa_Radi%C4%87

  • asilver5050
    1 Week(s) Ago

    She looks indifferent. I don't see any panic or fear on her eyes. I wish I was brave like that.

  • raouldukesaccomplice
    1 Week(s) Ago

    “I may be dying but at least I don’t take orders from a guy who couldn’t even get into art school!”

  • Sir_Abraham_Nixon
    1 Week(s) Ago

    Genuine question: How do we know that she actually said this?

    The wikipedia article does not cite a source and it seems strange to me that the Nazis would provide us with this account.

  • alisa62
    1 Week(s) Ago

    Good thing heel spurs didn’t stop her! She sounds brave and committed and puts many people to shame...

  • slade797
    1 Week(s) Ago

    Lepa Svetozara Radić, may we never forget her name.

  • asmj
    1 Week(s) Ago

    Her name was actually Lepa Radic.

  • konficker
    1 Week(s) Ago

    Well did they?

  • nomer206
    1 Week(s) Ago
  • furrythrowawayaccoun
    1 Week(s) Ago

    Smrt fašizmu, sloboda narodu!

  • menehune_808
    1 Week(s) Ago

    The heart of a lion right there. /F

  • wyng369
    1 Week(s) Ago

    The nazis sure were gifted at being pieces of shit.

  • ronnie_s
    1 Week(s) Ago

    Think of scenes like this and worse, individual heart-breaking tragedy, repeated millions of times across just this one conflict. Was keenly interested in WW2, but reading in-depth, especially about the Eastern front, was too much to handle

  • throwawayyyy26453
    1 Week(s) Ago

    Remember, it was brave communists like this young girl who won WWII and it's our duty to carry on with what they fought for. No pasaran! Drive the fascists dogs back to hell!

  • dielawn87
    1 Week(s) Ago

    Tito and The Partisans don't get mentioned enough when talking about WWII. That man is an absolute legend.

  • BringBackOldReddif
    1 Week(s) Ago

    Fuck Nazis.