Lepa Radić

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Lepa Radić (Serbian Cyrillic: Лепа Светозара Радић; December 19, 1925 – February 1943) was a partisan executed at the age of 17 for shooting at German troops during World War II.[1] As her captors tied the noose around her neck, they offered her a way out of the gallows by revealing her comrades' and leaders' identities. She responded that she was not a traitor and that they would reveal themselves when they avenged her death. She was the youngest winner of the Order of the People's Hero of Yugoslavia, which was awarded posthumously on 20 December 1951.


Lepa Radić, a national hero hanged in Bosanska Krupa, in February 1943, when she was 17 years old.

Used literature[edit]

  • Narodni heroji Jugoslavije (National heroes of Yugoslavia). „Mladost“, Belgrade 1975.
  • Heroine Jugoslavije (Heroines of Yugoslavia). „Spektar“, Zagreb 1980.


  1. ^ Jancar-Webster, Barbara (1990). Women & revolution in Yugoslavia, 1941-1945. Arden Press. p. 100. ISBN 0-912869-10-0.