We, the comrades of Unit 1012, will honor and remember Russian Child Diarist, Tanya Savicheva every year on July 1 and January 23, as it was her birthday. We, the comrades of Unit 1012: The VFFDP, will make her one of The 82 murdered children of Unit 1012, where we will not forget her. Let us remember how she lived and not how she died, do read her diary. She was like the Russian version of Anne Frank.
6-year-old Tanya Savicheva, 1936
Tatyana Nikolayevna Savicheva (Russian: Татья́на Никола́евна Са́вичева), commonly referred to as Tanya Savicheva (January 23, 1930 – July 1, 1944) was a Russian child diarist who endured the Siege of Leningrad during World War II. During the siege she recorded in her diary the deaths of each member of her family, eventually believing herself to be the only one left alive. She was later rescued and transferred to hospital where she died in July, 1944. Her image and the pages from her diary became symbolic of the human cost of the siege and she is remembered in St. Petersburg with a memorial complex on the Green Belt of Glory along the Road of Life.