Nazi death squad commander
After the liquidation of Lenin, the Nazis gave Faye films to develop, and she made extra copies. One of the pictures she kept as a testament to Nazi attrocities was a scene of the trench where the Nazis dumped bodies of her family and the rest of the Jews in the Lenin ghetto.
With her family dead, Faye no longer feared that her escape would endanger others. During a partisan raid on her town, Faye ran away and joined the Molotova partisan brigade.
was the only way I could fight back
In the partisans, Faye learned nursing and took up arms as a fighter. She took pictures to document the two years in which her brigade fought and hid in the woods along the Russian-Polish border. Throughout the war, she demonstrated her fierce will to resist the Nazi war machine.
it was time to be hugging a boyfriend,
partisan brigade raided her own village several times to restock food,
medicine and weapons. In perhaps her ultimate commitment to resistance,
during one of these raids, she ordered the partisans to burn her own house
down. "I won't be living here. The family's killed. To leave it for the
enemy? I said right away: Burn it!"
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