In the past I have been very critical of my fellow Dutch men and women, in relation to the role they played during World War 2. While most opposed the Nazi occupation, they did very little to resist. Of course it is very easy to be critical looking back. In all honesty if I would have been put in that position I would not know how I would have reacted.
I have also written many pieces about the Dutch who collaborated with the Nazis and even joined the SS, for them there is no excuse.
However there were brave Dutch citizens who did resist. Sometimes by just spreading around leaflets, other times in more militant actions. When captured there was a big chance that the death penalty would follow.
Semmy and Joop Woortman were active members of the resistance, they were part of the NV group.
The NV (Naamlose Vennootschap…
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