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The hiding place
1st Hendrickson ed.
Publication Information:
Peabody, Mass. : Hendrickson Publishers, 2009, 2015.
Physical Description:
xi, 269 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
General Note:
Originally published: Washington Depot, Conn. : Chosen Books, 1971.
One hundredth birthday party -- Full table -- Karel -- Watch shop -- Invasion -- Secret room -- Eusie -- Storm clouds gather -- Raid -- Scheveningen -- Lieutenant -- Vught -- Ravensbrück -- Blue sweater -- Three visions -- Since then.
Personal Subject:
An old watchmaker in Holland. His two daughters, Corrie and Betsie. Simple, ordinary people. Yet these three unlikely heroes became the center of a major underground operation: To hide Jewish refugees from the occupying Germans. These kindly, law abiding people broke every rule in the book to save the lives of the men, women and children being hunted by the Nazis. Their home became a hiding place, but the cost of their bravery was betrayal and in the dreaded Ravensbruck concentration camp, they had to create another hiding place for those around them. --Publisher.


Material Type
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Book 940.53492 TEN 0 1
Book 940.53492 TEN 0 1
Book TEEN 940.53492 TEN 0 2

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Corrie ten Boom (1892 1983) was a Dutch woman admired the world over for her courage, her forgiveness, and her memorable faith. In World War II, she and her family risked their lives to help Jews escape the Nazis by hiding them in their home in Haarlem, and their reward was a trip to Hitler s concentration camps. Corrie s father, sister, brother, and nephew died as a result of their imprisonment. But she survived and was released as a result of a clerical error and now shares the story of how faith triumphs over evil.

For thirty-five years Corrie s dramatic life story, full of timeless virtues, has prepared readers to face their own futures with faith, relying on God s love to overcome, heal, and restore. "The Hiding Place" tells the riveting story of how a middle-aged Dutch watchmaker became a heroine of the Resistance, a survivor of Hitler s death camps, and one of the most remarkable evangelists of the twentieth century.

After the war, Corrie ten Boom returned to the Netherlands to set up rehabilitation centers. She returned to Germany in 1946, and many years of itinerant teaching in over sixty countries followed, during which time she wrote many books. In 1967, Corrie ten Boom was honored as one of the Righteous Among the Nations by the State of Israel. "The Hiding Place" (1971) was made into a film in 1975."

Author Notes

Corrie ten Boom was a writer and historian. She was born in the Netherlands in 1892. In February of 1944, an informer turned the ten Boom family in to the Gestapo for hiding Jews in their watch and clock shop. Six family members and 30 friends were arrested. Casper, Betsie, and Christiaan ten Boom died as prisoners. Because of a clerical error, Corrie Ten Boom was released, one week before all the women her age were killed.

ten Boom went on to tell her message of survival for the next 32 years in countries throughout the world. Her story became both a book and a movie titled The Hiding Place.

Ten Boom died on April 15, 1983.

(Bowker Author Biography)

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