The strangest fruit of World War two
A precious harvest rarely seen
Serenity enveloped face
A woman child not yet eighteen
She shot the tyrants without fear
To save her country from their reign
Though captured and told she would die
but could have saved herself from pain
To do this would require just words
The words revealing names of who
Had also tried to thwart the ones
The Nazis and their evil crew
She was not one to find betrayal
An easy route she’d choose to take
So told them she would be no traitor
And died still silent for their sake.
Lepa Radić was a Bosnian Serb who was executed by Hanging at the age of 17 for shooting at Nazis during World War 2.
In her last moments, they offered to spare her life in return for the names of her accomplices, but she refused by saying, "I am not a traitor of my people. Those whom you are asking about will reveal themselves when they have succeeded in wiping out all you evildoers, to the last man."