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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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