Samantha Garrity

Armed Young Women of the Dutch Resistance: Hannie Schaft and Truus and Freddie Oversteegen

Few have heard of Hannie Schaft, Truus Oversteegen, and Freddie Oversteegen. They were assassins in the Dutch resistance during World War II. They became assassins as young women, some only in their teens, when they first began seducing and liquidating Nazis.

Joining us via Skype during our Q&A will be the one of the foremost experts on these three women, Sophie Poldermans. Sophie is the author of Seducing and Killing Nazis: Hannie, Truus and Freddie: Dutch Resistance Heroines of WWII. She knew Truus and Freddie Oversteegen and worked closely with them for over a decade as a board member of the National Hannie Schaft Foundation.

Samantha Garrity (Twitter @LadySamofDunans) is the Office Coordinator for the Center for Writing at the College of the Holy Cross and a professional tutor at the Center for Writing.