A World War II femme fatale who had sex with Nazi soldiers so they could contract sexually transmitted diseases has been acknowledged as a hero.
An unidentified Czech nurse, who worked at a hospital in the town of Trebon, allegedly sought revenge on the Nazi invaders after being raped and infected by German soldiers during the 1938 occupation, the Daily Mail reports.
The unknown woman was assigned to care for wounded German soldiers. Karel Frimi, 79, a former lawyer, now lives in the nurse’s home and is behind the campaign to have her memorialized for her heroic actions.
(via Daily Mail)
"I am really sorry that she died anonymously, I think she was a hero,” Frimi says. “And that’s why we have made this memorial plaque to her and placed it on the wall of the house.”
He added: "Unfortunately, we do not know her exact name because time and memories have failed to preserve it. But we know that she was assigned to look after wounded German soldiers and began affairs with them.”
The woman was initially shunned and branded a whore by locals, but they changed their minds about her when the soldiers she deliberately infected began either disappearing or dying.
"This was her resistance and vengeance for the rape of her country and her personal rape,” Friml says. "She had many German lovers, maybe six, maybe ten, maybe more.”
The Gestapo eventually learned about the nurse’s actions and executed her after they sent an agent to find out what was happening to soldiers in Trebon.
"The woman is historically unrecognised with no known documents mentioning her, but several people remember her story and opinion is divided,” Trebon Museum curator and local historian Jirina Psikova said, according to the Daily Express. ”Some say she was a slut and spread sexually transmitted diseases among German officers, others say she was a real patriot who was raped and infected by the Nazis and she decided to get her revenge."
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