Meet the Women Who as Teenagers Seduced and Led Nazi’s to Their Deaths in World War II
The atrocities committed by the Nazi’s represent a dark period in world history. Despite their power, men and women of all ages despised what the Nazi’s were doing to their community, their friends and families, and even neighboring countries. One young woman, Freddie Oversteegen, and her sisters decided to do something about it by joining the Dutch resistance during World War II.
Oversteegen, who is now a 90-year-old woman residing in the Netherlands, would lure Nazi’s and their allies into the woods under the false pretense of a kiss. Once she reached a certain point deep inside the forest, instead of a kiss, her victims would receive a bullet to the head, according to Vice News.
It all started when Oversteegen was 14 years old, and a gentleman came up to her family’s door. He insisted that Oversteegen and her sisters, Truus and Hannie Schaft, join the resistance since very few females were a part of the organization. The man also claimed that the sisters would be perfect undercover operatives as no one would ever suspect the young girls — and he was right.
Oversteengen described how she would seduce the soldiers when speaking to the website Guns.com. “I was like, ‘Want to go for a stroll?’ And of course, he wanted to,” she recalled. “Then they ran into someone—which was made to seem a coincidence, but he was one of ours—and that friend said to Truus: ‘Girl, you know you’re not supposed to be here.’ They apologized, turned around, and walked away. And then shots were fired, so that man never knew what hit him.”
The sisters received some minor military training. “I thought we would be starting a kind of secret army,” Oversteegen said. “The man that came to our door said that we would get military training, and they did teach us a thing or two. Someone taught us to shoot, and we learned to march in the woods.”
There is no exact number of men the trio of sisters led into the woods to meet their fate, as their lives after the war were quiet. The sisters did some public speaking events and eventually settled down and had children.
The sisters still speak about their participation in the war. “We never had to say, ‘remember when,’ because it was always at the top of our minds,” she said.
Coincidentally, the sisters, who are considered war heroes in the Netherlands, live on the streets named after them.