Niuta Tajtelbaum was a Jewish resistance fighter from Poland and is a great heroine.
This is a picture of her as a schoolgirl in 1936, when she was already a member of an illegal communist cell. During the German occupation of Poland she became feared by the Nazis as Wanda, the girl with the long blonde braids. Her youthful, innocent attitude, combined with her blonde “norse” hair made her predestined for daring actions: One time she went straight into some high-ranked German official’s heavy guarded office, shooting the Nazi right there and getting out unnoticed, the next time she’s killing a Gestapo-Officer in his own bed. She was also involved in multiple raids and sabotage-actions against the German war machine.
When the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising started, she led a group of communist resistance fighters. Her Unit fought bravely at Krasinski Square and knocked out a German machine-gun nest, as well as an SS artillery stand.
After the destruction of the Ghetto and the immediate deportation to death-camps of all the remaining survivors of that massacre she managed to get out and into a hiding place, but two months after the fightings the Gestapo captured her.
She was tortured to death by the Germans, not betraying one of her comrades nor giving the Nazis any information at all.
(for further readings: Reuben Ainsztein: The Warsaw ghetto revolt, Holocaust Library, New York 1979, ISBN 0896040070)