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Dutch Liberation Day:Audrey Hepburn’s connection to the Dutch resistance

As if her adorable beauty and charming acting skills weren’t enough, it turns out there are even greater reasons to be a fan of the late Audrey Hepburn.  Living in the Netherlands during the war, Hepburn would perform underground to raise money for the Dutch resistance and on occasion even help by being a courier .  And showing her understanding of the human condition, she would later in her life recall the horrors of what she saw and in retrospect remembered as a young girl with this statement: “I have memories. More than once I was at the station seeing trainloads of Jews being transported, seeing all these faces over the top of the wagon. I remember, very sharply, one little boy standing with his parents on the platform, very pale, very blond, wearing a coat that was much too big for him, and he stepped on to the train. I was a child observing a child.”