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Željka Blakšic AKA Gita Blak
Željka Blakšic AKA Gita Blak

Nada Dimic (1923-1942) was born in modern-day Croatia, and joined the Communist Youth when she was 15 years old. When Yugoslavia was invaded during World War II, Dimic joined a Partisan unit in Croatia, but was soon arrested. When she arrived at prison in Zagreb, she swallowed poison to avoid interrogation. It did not kill her, and she was saved by members of the communist party. Shortly after, she began work as an undercover agent for the Partisans, but was eventually caught and imprisoned. When she again refused to reveal any information, she was sent to a concentration camp where she died at age 18. Dimic was named a People’s Hero of Yugoslavia.