These vigilante teenage sisters were known for luring Nazi soldiers to their death

You might hear a lot about Nazi torturers during the holocaust, but this is the story of two vigilante sisters who assassinated Nazi guards for their crimes.

No matter how much time has passed, there is no forgetting the mass genocide that took place during the holocaust. The dark times of World War 2 have tainted history with the loss of millions of innocent lives. There were some especially cruel individuals who took pleasure in inflicting pain and cruelty upon the prisoners in concentration camps.

However, these two Dutch sisters were fearless rebels. They didn’t only resist but also assassinated many Nazi soldiers. This is the story of Freddie and Truus Oversteegen.

Freddie and Truus Oversteegen

Freddie and Truus Oversteegen were 14 and 16 years old, respectively, when they joined the Dutch resistance. Born to a working-class mother, both sisters were taught to never tolerate injustice and always fight for what’s right.

As per History, the family took many Jewish refugees into their homes. In 1940, when Germans invaded the Netherlands, they participated in the resistance and began distributing anti-Nazi pamphlets around. Freddie said in an interview:

We also glued warnings across German posters in the street calling men to work in Germany… And then we’d hurry off, on our bikes.

Assassinations of Nazis and collaborators

The sisters were soon noticed by a resistance group whose members showed up on their doorstep and asked their mother to recruit them. Although their mother said yes, she also told them ‘always stay human’, a rule that the girls took to their hearts.

From there on they learned to shoot and began assassinating Nazis and any collaborators they had, as per The Guardian. The girls, due to their innocent appearance, would seduce the Nazi soldiers and lure them into an isolated space, where they would shoot them.

Although the sisters lived to see the prisoners liberated, the weight of their past trauma burdened them until their last breath. Truus died in 2016 at the age of 92 and Freddie passed away in September 2018, just three days shy of her 93rd birthday.

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