|Born||Rozaliia Samoilovna Zulkind|
20 March 1876
Kiev, Russian Empire
|Died||21 January 1947|
Moscow, Soviet Union
|Occupation||mass murderer, terrorist, war criminal|
|Organization||Russian Social Democratic Party|
Communist Party of the Soviet Union
Rozaliia Samoilovna Zulkind (20 March 1876—21 January 1947) better known as Rozaliia Zemliachka was a communist Jewess, mass murderer and war-criminal. She is best known for her part in the Red Army's bloody ethnic cleansing crimes in the Crimea. Biographers describe her as "the hardest of the hard Bolshevichki", a cold revanchist Jewess.
It was with the Jewish Béla Kun whom Zemliachka carried out her most infamous atrocities. After the defeat of Pyotr Wrangel, commander of the White Russians in the Crimea and his evacuation, the Communists under Kun and Zemliachka began a brutal Chekist genocide campaign. Up to 150,000 prisoners of war and civilian refugees were butchered; including 50,000 officers. The means were sadistic, Zemliachka had them tied in pairs to planks and burned alive in furnaces, or drowned in barges that she sank offshore.
A sadist and monster who would play a major role in the slaughter in the Crimea after the destruction of the last strongholds of the White Movement there.
—Arkaday Vaksberg, a fellow Jew on Zemliachka.
- Guide2WomenLeaders.com (24 October 2010). "Woman Vice Premier Ministers and Deputy Chiefs of Government, 1920-1990".
- Mark Baker (24 October 2010). "A Social History of Bolshevik Women".
- Melʹgunov 1925, p. 76.
- Jewish Tribal Review (14 December 2010). "Excerpt from Chapter 6 about Jewish prominence in the Soviet Communist system".
- Melʹgunov, Sergeĭ Petrovich (1925). The Red Terror in Russia. Dent.