The Last Seconds | This woman and her child are about to be executed. Their crime? They're ethnic Ukrainians. Stalin ordered a "Great Purge" from 1937-38. The executions were carried out by the NKVD, the Soviet Union's secret police.
It was mandated that only one breast could be used to feed the white child...if she switched up and let both black and white babies suckle from the same breast, she could be whipped because it was like them sharing the same water fountain. She wasn't a paid wet nurse who chose this profession, she was an enslaved woman who had to feed all of the white babies first and her child last. if her milk went dry, the slave owner brought another woman, and the enslaved women's children went hungry.