Aller au contenu

Gravestone of Nadia (Nadejda) Russo-Bossie (Bucharest, Romania)

    Nadia Russo-Bossie (b. Tver, Russia, 1901, Tver – d. 1988, Bucharest, Romania), born Nadejda Brjozovska, was a Romanian military of Russian origin. She was part of the ‘White Squad’ in WWII and saved more than 1,500 lives from the front lines. After the end of the conflict, the newly established Communist regime in Romania prosecuted Russo and her Romanian colleagues from the Squadron. In 1951, she was convicted and sentenced to seven years in prison (Mislea & Miercurea Ciuc prisons). In 1957 she was deported to labor camps where she met Gheorghe Bossie, a man ten years younger, with whom she married. After her release she lived poorly in Bucharest, where she died in 1988 almost forgotten.

    More on Wikipedia.

    Address: «Reînvierea» Cemetery, Strada Reînvierii 4, București, Romania