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Freddie Oversteegen

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  1. The_Historian

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    "A World War II heroine who used her harmless appearance to gain the trust of Nazis before executing them has died in The Netherlands, aged 92.
    Freddie Oversteegen was born in Haarlem, near Amsterdam on September 6, 1925 and raised by her communist mother.
    She was just 14 when she joined the Dutch resistance.
    Together with her older sister Truus and their friend Hannie Schaft, she blew up bridges and railway tracks with dynamite, smuggled Jewish children out of concentration camps and executed as many Nazis as she could, using a firearm hidden in the basket of her bike.
    The trio had a routine: first approach the Nazi men in bars, and, having successfully seduced them, ask if they wanted to 'go for a stroll' in the forest, where, as Freddie herself put it, they would be 'liquidated'.
    The trio had a routine: first approach the Nazi men in bars, and, having successfully seduced them, ask if they wanted to 'go for a stroll' in the forest, where, as Freddie herself put it, they would be 'liquidated'."
    www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6177083/The-harmless-looking-girl-executed-Nazis-seducing-bars-WWII-heroine-dies-aged-92.html
     
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    Mixed feelings. A communist who favored an even harsher regime than the NAZI occupation...


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