When asked by VICE reporter Noor Spanjer what goes through her mind during the ceremony's moment of silence, Oversteegen replied, "Nothing, I just shut off my thoughts completely. And then I think about the fact that a lot of people have fallen. I remember how people were taken from their homes. The Germans were banging on doors with the butts of their rifles – that made so much noise, you'd hear it in the entire neighborhood. And they would always yell – it was very frightening."
One particular incident from the war that stands out in Oversteegen's mind is the time her sister seduced a "big shot" Nazi while she kept a look out. Truus met the man in a bar, flirted with him and asked if he would accompany her on a walk. As planned, they ran into one of the resistance fighters along the way who shot and killed him.
Recounting the events of the night Oversteegen told VICE, "And then shots were fired, so that man never knew what hit him. They had already dug the hole, but we weren't allowed to be there for that part."
After the war, Oversteegen got married and had children, which she says helped her cope with the trauma of the war. There are times when she still feels jealous that she never got as much attention as her sister for her efforts during the war, but then she remembers that she was an integral part of the resistance, and just knowing that is enough.