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Jewish Anti-nazi Resistance Fighter Niuta Teitelbaum, Known to the Nazis as “Little Wanda with the Braids”     Uncredited and Undated Photograph


Niuta Teitelbaum was active as a member of both the Jewish Żydowska Organizacja Bojowa or ŻOB (Jewish Fighting Organization)  in the Warsaw Ghetto and the Communist Gwardia Ludowa (People’s Guard) in Warsaw as a whole.  She was noted for her bravery and her ferocity in having killed several nazi officers.  She was captured and murdered by the nazis at age 25.

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                  LITTLE WANDA ― Niuta Teitelboim [Zofia Wichlacz], known by the underground as “Wanda” and referred to as “Little Wanda with the braids” by the Gestapo, was a communist Jewish Pole who was a member of various communist organizations and Jewish resistance groups – the communist student organization Spartacus, Gwardia Ludowa (Communist People’s Guard), and the ŻOB (Jewish Fighting Organization) in particular – during the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising. With her blonde hair and blue eyes, she easily passed for a Gentile and was sent on a seemingly endless amount of missions in and out of the ghetto. Using disguises to complete her missions, she was easily able to fool SS soldiers and Gestapo agents right up until she pulled out her gun.
Based on the true story of Niuta Teitelboim

“I am a Jew […] my place is among the most active fighters against fascism, in the struggle for the honor of my people, for an independent Poland, and for the freedom of humanity.”

Mordechai Anielewicz, 23 Year-old Commander of the Żydowska Organizacja Bojowa or ŻOB (Jewish Fighting Organization), Killed During the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising in May, 1943     Undated Photograph


“It is impossible to put into words what we have been through. What happened exceeded our boldest dreams. The Germans fled twice from the ghetto… My life’s dream has come true. Defense in the ghetto has become a fact. Armed Jewish resistance and revenge are actually happening.” Mordecai Anielewicz, on the outbreak of the Ghetto Uprising, in a dispatch to ŻOB member Yitzhak Zukerman, who was working on the “Aryan” side of the ghetto wall, trying to procure arms from the Polish nationalist underground Armia Krajowa and the communist underground Gwardia Ludowa in order to increase the very small supply of weapons possessed by the ŻOB.


Today is the 74th anniversary of the beginning of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising.