This article was published on Friday, November 10, 2006 11:02 PM CST in News
By Steve Caraway
The Morning News

SPRINGDALE — Years ago, Nicole Holland stated she would not give a drink of water to a German dying of thirst.

“I said I would stand and watch him die,” said Holland, a Jewish survivor of the Holocaust. “I was very bitter about how my people were treated.”

Holland, 84, lost her parents, two nephews and five married sisters with their families during World War II, when German Nazi soldiers sent her relatives from Paris, France, to concentration camps. Holland spent the war masquerading as a Catholic girl while working for the French Underground as a courier and weapon smuggler.

Years later, as a war bride living in Texas, she welcomed the German wife of a friend into her home.