71. The Oversteegen Sisters: Is it ever OK to kill?

71. The Oversteegen Sisters: Is it ever OK to kill?

By BBC Radio 5 Live

During the German occupation of the Netherlands two shy teenagers, Truus and Freddie Oversteegen, were recruited into the Dutch Resistance. They quickly went from circulating illegal newspapers to seducing Nazis and German collaborators in bars before luring them into the woods…

In this episode of Bad People, recorded live at the Edinburgh Fringe, Dr Julia Shaw and Sofie Hagen tackle ethical questions: When should children be allowed to take part in war and under what circumstances? And is killing ever justified?

This episode contains audio from BBC Reel.

Warning: This episode contains descriptions of violence, genocide and murder.


Presenters: Dr Julia Shaw and Sofie Hagen Producer: Louisa Field and Marnie Chesterton Assistant Producer: Kate White Editor: Erika Wright and Anna Lacey Music: Matt Chandler Academic Consultants for The Open University: Dr Sarah Laurence and Dr Ailsa Strathie. Commissioning Executive: Dylan Haskins Commissioning Assistant Producer: Adam Eland #BadPeople_BBC

Bad People is produced in partnership with The Open University and is a BBC Audio Science Production for BBC Sounds.

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