One of the girls kept as a sex slave for Nazi soldiers outside of Berezovka. Zoya was very young and scared of the Nazis, making her a favorite for their sexual abuse. After a week she attempted to run away, but Abendroth captured her and cut off her feet to make an example of her for Nina, Olesya, Galina, and Lara. She died hours later.
The timeline below shows where the character Zoya appears in City of Thieves. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
...stronger than ever. He tells the reader he fears shame, Kolya dying, and pain like Zoya suffered, but mostly death. He continues that he never understood when people were scared of... (full context)
...the farmhouse when the partisans did. Since Abendroth had taken their coats and boots after Zoya ran, the girls had to layer sweaters and leggings. Kolya and Lev kissed their cheeks... (full context)
...Vika counsels that Abendroth travels with this company and must be close. Lev thinks of Zoya as Vika suggests they mix in with the prisoners, saying that the prisoners have already... (full context)