Toto Koopman lived a number of lives: a model, a spy, a socialite, and an art-lover. She also loved whoever she wanted, both men and women.
Before and during World War 2, the Nazi regime went after gays using Paragraph 175 of the German Criminal Code. The persecution continued after the war.
In the wake of the Second World War, lesbian life in the 1950s became more structured. It also gave the lesbian community a chance to reinvent themselves.
During World War 2, lesbians enlisted in the WAC to contribute to the war effort as their archived letters tell their hidden stories of life and love.