Yevdokiya Zavaliy: Frau Black Death

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Yevdokiya Zavaliy was a Soviet nurse, soldier and marine commander who fought in World War 2.
Born in 1924, Zavaliy was raised in a small village in the Mykolaiv region of Ukraine, where she worked on…

After bombers flattened her village, Yevdokiya Zavaliy joined the Soviet WW2 war effort. She became a commander nicknamed “Frau Black Death,” was wounded 4 times, and received around 40 medals of honor.

After the war, she managed a grocery store. Meaning at one point, one possibly could have had their food bagged by a woman named Frau Black Death. Quite the world we live in.