OLEXANDRA VERBYTSKA (1926–2014) was born in Shostka. On August 11, 1942, she was deported to Germany and worked at a private farm in Düsseldorf. In 1945, she returned to Shostka, where, being a former forced laborer, she could not find any job in the first postwar years. Subsequently, she began working in the foundry shop of Plant No. 53 (Capsule Plant).