Shkurat Nadiya was born in 1923 in the village Prokopivka Novgorod-Seversky district. In 1935 her family moved to Shostka, their parents worked in military factories. In 1942, together with her twin brother, Sergei, she was deported to work in Germany. Both were sent to the Eibia GmbH powder factory near the villages of Steyerberg and Liebenau. Sergei died in forced labor, and Nadia hope returned to Shostka.She couldn’t find a job for a long time, worked for a year on power-saw benches, then in the register of factory polyclinic.