The Nazis wreaked havoc during World War 2 and left a horrifying impact on the world, and few were able to stand up to their oppressive ways. Many people tried, failed, and even gave up.
However, some people refused to stand back, such as Freddie Oversteegen.
She was only fourteen years old when she decided to join the resistance in their battle against the Nazis during World War 2.
No one will forget the part she played in this fight, as unlike many soldiers, she did not use swords and guns to defeat the enemy. Instead, Freddie’s weapon was her femininity.
Aligning With The Resistance
Overesteegen belonged to a poor Dutch family.
Every member had to scrape and claw each day to earn a living. Freddie’s parents separated when she was an infant.
She lived with her mother and sister in a small apartment with no furniture whatsoever.
The family used to sleep on straw mattresses spread on the floor.
Times were tough, and they were only getting tougher with the imminent World War.
The war had a devastating impact all over the world, but if there was one family that showed bravery, it was Freddie’s. Despite their poor fortune, they provided people refuge, hiding them from the cruel Nazis.
People used to take shelter at their house for days.
And despite having minimal belongings, the family would do everything possible to make their guests feel at home.
During an interview that she gave in 2016, Oversteegen recalled a Jewish couple staying at her house for a lengthy period.
During their stay, they told her and her sibling about the terrors of the war.
It motivated the sisters to take action against the Nazis, so when a recruiter came calling, the two girls immediately agreed to become a part of the resistance.
These girls were the last people that anyone expected to become fighters.
They were scrawny and had no war experience whatsoever.
This made them perfect undercover agents to fight unsuspecting Nazis.
The Kiss Of Death
Freddie Oversteegen teamed up with her sister and another girl, Hannie Schaft. The group took down rail lines and bridges using dynamite.
The resistance-trained the girls to shoot Nazis, and they learned how to disguise themselves to smuggle Jewish kids to safe zones.
As their skills improved, the girls started to come up with techniques of their own.
One of the boldest and most dangerous tasks they carried out was seducing Nazi targets.
Freddie and her groupies would go to bars and meet different Nazi soldiers.