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21 Tragic Facts How Audrey Hepburn Went From Secret Resistance Messenger to Hollywood Golden Girl

By Andrew Alpin, 23 April 2018

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6Her Uncle Was Shot In Front Of Her

Her Uncle Otto was executed in front of her eyes for being suspected of helping resistance groups. 

Her Uncle Was Shot In Front Of Her

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7Her Family Property And Jewelry Were Seized

Hepburn’s home was totally seized by the Nazis including the money, valuable items and jewellery. Their bank accounts were also sealed. This left the family with nothing. 

Hepburn’s home

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8Her Mother Vowed To Raise Money For Resistance

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Hepburn’s mother started involving herself with the resistance offering to raise money for them in various ways. 

Hepburn’s mother

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9Audrey Performed Ballet to Raise Money for the Resistance

She performed ballet and dances behind closed doors where people could not even clap at her performance for fear of being detected. 

Audrey Performed Ballet to Raise Money

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10She Became Messenger for Resistance

School children were never suspected of being carriers of the resistance and so Audrey became a messenger girl for the resistance. 

Audrey became a messenger

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