Elena Drapkina: A Jewish partisan

In 2006, Vera Postavinskaya, one of our most insightful interviewers, visited Elena Drapkina in her St Petersburg apartment. Then 82 years old, Mrs Drapkina spent three afternoons sharing her life story: of growing up in a patriotic Soviet family in Minsk, of being trapped in the horrific Minsk ghetto, and escaping to join the Partisans. Produced by Roman Domnich and narrated by Elena Romanova, an actress in St Petersburg, here is the harrowing story of a woman swept up in the horrors of war, and how she fought the Germans until victory day.