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Portrait of Frieda Belinfante, reportedly dressed in men's clothing to disguise herself from Nazi informers.

Photograph | Photograph Number: 21536

Portrait of Frieda Belinfante, reportedly dressed in men's clothing to disguise herself from Nazi informers.

Belinfante was a half-Jewish lesbian member of a gay resistance group called the CKC. She participated in the planning of the destruction of the Amsterdam Population Registry in March 1943, and was also active in falsifying identity cards and arranging hiding places for Jews and others sought by the Nazis. In December 1943, Belinfante escaped to Switzerland via Belgium and France. After the war, she returned briefly to Amsterdam and then emigrated to the United States.

Date
Circa 1943
Photo Credit
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Toni Boumans
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Record last modified: 2011-02-01 00:00:00
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