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

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

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    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
    Locale
    Amsterdam, [North Holland] The Netherlands
    Photo Credit
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Toni Boumans

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    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
    Copyright: United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
    Provenance: Toni Boumans

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