play, Holocaust, Jewish, history, WWII, Tatyana, Ukraine, theatre, resistance fighter, Kiev, Nazis


Education | English Language and Literature | History


Rob Franciosi


A dramatized telling of the story of Tatyana Markus, a young Jewish resistance fighter from Kiev, Ukraine. Under a false identity, she personally killed dozens of Nazis during WWII. Along the way she lost many people she cared about until she was captured herself. Tatyana has gone on virtually unknown throughout the world, so this play is an effort to spread word about this brave, amazing girl who was only in her early 20s. I think the themes are very relatable to today's society with the struggle of whether to stand up to injustice, or stand by. Especially since she was such a young girl, and the young people of our world that are our future are also trying to stand up for what they believed in. Putting Tatyana's story in a play makes it a much more personal experience.