A Conversation with Selma van de Perre, Jewish Resistance Fighter and Ravensbrück Survivor
From the We Have Ways of Making You Talk Podcast
We Have Ways of Making You Talk is a weekly show exploring the war in close up, hosted by comedian Al Murray and historian James Holland as they discuss all matters Second World War.
In this episode, James Holland interviews Selma van de Perre about her extraordinary war time story. Selma was a Dutch resistance fighter who was just 17 years old when the Second World War began. Using an alias and fake ID, she risked her life travelling across the Netherlands, delivering Allied newspapers and helping Jews evade the Nazis.
In July 1944 Selma’s luck ran out. She was captured and transported to Ravensbrück as a political prisoner, where she remained until her liberation in 1945. Selma tells her story in her forthcoming memoir, My Name is Selma.
This is part one of a two-part series with Selma van de Perre.
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