With the Occupation of Brussels by the Nazis, Helene could forget her ideas of a university degree. Her energy turned towards the hidden fight against the occupiers and gradually, inevitably, she joined the Resistance movement. Written by
Bjorn Stenberg <email@example.com>
Did You Know?
In an interview with Geoffrey Molyneux of 'The Province' in 1985, Hélène Moszkiewiez
said (of the Nazi Germans): "They were so stupid. They thought only in caricatures. You know, the Jewish man with a long black beard and a large hooked nose. Many of the Gestapo were the dregs. They were just there because they were cruel. The Abwehr intelligence men, now they were bright and you had to be careful when they were around . . . We heard about the camps from the BBC but so many Jews seemed to think it couldn't happen to them. You know, it could happen again. Jews have to be ready to fight." See more