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Actress Audrey Hepburn was closely associated with the Dutch Resistance movement during the Second world war. This was reported in the book Dutch Girl: Audrey Hepburn and World War II (“Niderlandy: Audrey Hepburn and the Second world war”) writer Robert Matzen, reports the New York Post.
It is noted that the artist worked directly with the leaders of the Resistance. In his book Matzen quotes of the 188-page diary uncle Hepburn, count Otto van Limburg Stirum. The Nazis kept the man in detention for four months, after which he was shot, accusing him of supporting the guerrillas.
Book Matzen will go on sale in April 2019.
When the war broke out, Audrey Hepburn was ten years old. In 1939, her mother took the daughter from the UK, where the budding artist studied ballet in the Netherlands in the hope that there they would be safe. The country was occupied by Nazi Germany in 1940. During the occupation, Hepburn collected money for guerrillas, performing ballet, wrote The Telegraph. It was believed that this was not the only way in which the young artist supported the Resistance, but in 2016 the staff of a Dutch Museum Hartenstein stated that underground activity Hepburn during the Second world war has no evidence.
Audrey Hepburn is known for such films as “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” “Roman holiday” and “Sabrina”. She ranks third in the list of the greatest Actresses of Hollywood’s Golden age at the American film Institute. Hepburn died in January 1993 at the age of 63 years.
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