She wasn’t alone. You can see a Dutch woman in Eindhoven being dragged off, without any of the passersby seeming particularly ruffled. Many women, especially those in France and the Netherlands, were accused of collaboration with German soldiers and punished as such. The frequency of these allegations may explain with the British soldiers at the edge of the frame exhibits such noshalance. Many women were accused of having relationships with soldiers, while others were accused of much graver crimes — like revealing the location of Jewish people in hiding from occupying forces.


Eindhoven, North Brabant, Netherlands.

September 1944.

Image taken by George Rodger.

Credit: Anti-Worlds