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Florentine Rost van Tonningen
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    (November 14, 1914-March 24, 2007)
    Born in Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Born Florentine Sophie Heubel
    Wife of NSB (National Socialist Movement) member Meinoud Rost van Tonningen
    Their wedding was the first SS marriage following approval from Heinrich Himmler
    Known as the ‘Black Widow’ in the Netherlands for collaborating with the Nazis and propagating their ideals
    President of the National Bank during German occupation (1941-1945)
    Wrote ‘In Search of My Wedding Ring’ (1990)
    Died in Waasmunster, Belgium
    She denied that the Holocaust happened.
    She treated her wedding ring as a ‘holy relic’ after Adolf Hitler kissed it during her wedding.
    She allegedly organized neo-Nazi meetings and distributed Nazi literature after World War II.
    She fostered cozy ties with other Nazi activists and their sympathizers, such as Gudrun Burwitz, David Irving, and Hjalmar Schacht
    During her appearance in the television show ‘The Black Sheep’, she defended herself so fiercely that the broadcaster had to consider dropping the broadcast. (2000)
    She has a pretty long last name.
    She gave her sons unusual names, like Grimbert, Ebbe, and Herre.
    Her funeral was put under lockdown for fear that it would attract right wing extremists.
    Her husband died while in prison, either by suicide or murder. (June 6, 1945)
    Her home was frequently searched by the police and even vandalized by arsonists.
    She owned a private company that made heating equipment.
    Her sons disassociate themselves from her political beliefs.
    She had a fancy-looking wedding ring with the life tree symbol in it.
    She moved to Belgium because she felt her life became impossible in her native Netherlands as a result of her notoriety.

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