Due to the pandemic, the Museums on the Green is currently closed to the public. However, we have created a dynamic new virtual series of talks with authors and historians (see what’s planned below), and new virtual exhibits featuring items from the archives. You can also read the latest issue of “Untold Tales of Falmouth” and catch up with previously published Tales here. Plus…there’s more to come!
The Museums on the Green is also seeking submissions for its “Covid-19 Archives”. Individuals, businesses and groups are invited to submit journals, essays, poems, photographs, songs, videos and other items that illustrate what life has been like in Falmouth during the 2020 pandemic. Later, we’ll share these stories and artifacts with you–and preserve them for generations to come in our new archives collection. MORE INFO
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VIRTUAL TALK: “Seducing and Killing Nazis: Dutch Resistance Heroines of World War II” with Sophie Poldermans
August 27, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pmFREE
SEDUCING AND KILLING NAZIS
Hannie, Truus and Freddie: Dutch Resistance Heroines of WWII
This is the astonishing true story of three teenage Dutch girls, Hannie Schaft and sisters Truus and Freddie Oversteegen. When Nazi Germany invaded the Netherlands in World War II, they fought back. They found safe houses for Jewish children and gathered vital intelligence for the Resistance. They also seduced high-ranking Nazi officers, lured them into the woods and killed them. They did what they did “because it had to be done.” Above all, they tried to remain human in inhuman circumstances. Hannie was executed by the Nazis three weeks before the end of the war and became the icon of female Dutch resistance. While Truus and Freddie survived the war, they were forever haunted by the demons of their past. Author Sophie Poldermans knows this firsthand. She worked closely with them for over a decade as a board member of the National Hannie Schaft Foundation. She’ll tell you more about these remarkable women and why their story remains important today.
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(Sorry, no phone calls please. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are all working remotely.)
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