After the liberation, the Dutch people vent their anger on the 'moffenmeiden' - women and girls who had had any kind of friendly contact with German soldiers. They have their hair cut off in public and their heads shaved. Often a swastika is painted on their heads and they are driven around in an open wagon. By allowing this 'controlled revenge', the Netherlands Military Administration hopes to avoid a 'Day of Reckoning', a free-for-all in which reprisals against collaborators take place without restraint.
One such 'moffenmeid' is Neeltje den D. At the time of her interrogation, Neeltje is just 15 years old. In her own words: 'On the day we were liberated in October 1944, I was ordered to report to the town hall at 's-Heer Abtskerke. Here my hair was cut off because I went out with Germans sometimes.'