Female Collaborators Punished

Female Collaborators Punished. When France was liberated in 1944, women accused of collaborating with Germans were rounded up and had their heads forcibly shaved. The humiliating scenes often took place in front of jeering crowds. Members of the resistance were suppose to be doing the shaving but in fact many of them weren't from the resistance - they were in fact collaborators themselves seeking to divert attention away from themselves. Many of the collaborators were prostitutes and their relations with Germans were nothing more than business. Others were often young mothers whose husbands were in prisoner of war camps. The only way they could feed themselves and their children was to have a liaison with a German.

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