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The idea of a book on ten Boom's life began as the Sherrills were researching for the book God's Smuggler about ten Boom's fellow Dutchman, Andrew van der Bijl. Ten Boom was already in her mids when the Sherrills first heard about her. She was one of van der Bij's favorite traveling companions, and many of his recollections were about her.
In the preface to the book, the Sherrills recount:. It was later made into a film of the same name , along with a comic book adaptation by Barbour Christian Comics. The title refers to both the physical hiding place where the ten Boom family hid Jews from the Nazis and also to the Scriptural message found in Psalm "Thou art my hiding place and my shield: I hope in thy word The book begins with the ten Boom family celebrating the th anniversary of the family business; they sell and repair watches under the family's elderly father, Casper ten Boom.
Casper lives with his unmarried daughters, Corrie, the narrator and a watchmaker herself, and Betsie , who takes care of the house. It seems as if everyone in the Dutch town of Haarlem has shown up to the party, including Corrie's sister Nollie, her brother Willem, and her nephews Peter and Kik. Willem, a minister in the Dutch Reformed Church , brings a Jewish man, who has just escaped from Germany. The man's beard has been burned off by some thugs, a grim reminder of what was happening just to the east of the Netherlands.
She talks about the only man she ever loved, a young man named Karel, who ultimately marries a woman from a rich family. Eventually, both Nollie and Willem marry. After the deaths of Corrie's mother and aunts, Corrie, Betsie and their father settle down into a pleasant domestic life.
Then, in , the Nazis invaded the Netherlands. The family has strong morals based on Christian beliefs and feel obligated to help their Jewish friends in every way possible. Corrie, who has grown to think of herself as a middle-aged spinster, finds herself involved in black market operations, using stolen ration cards , and eventually hiding Jews in her own home.
Corrie suffered a moral crisis over the lying, theft, forgery and bribery that are necessary to keep the Jews that her family is hiding. Moreover, it is unlikely that her family would get away with helping Jews for long, as they had nowhere to hide them. It is a constant struggle for Corrie to keep the Jews safe; she sacrifices her own safety and part of her own personal room to give constant safety to the Jews.
Rolf, a police officer friend, trains her to be able to think clearly anytime for when the Nazis invade her home and start to question her. When a man asks Corrie to help his wife, who had been arrested, Corrie agrees but with misgivings.
As it turns out, the man is a spy, and the watch shop is raided. The entire family is arrested, along with the shop employees, but the Jews managed to hide themselves in the secret room. Casper is now in his mids, and a Nazi official offers to let him go if he causes no more trouble. Casper does not agree and states that if he is set free, he will return home and help the first person who asks him for it. He is shipped to prison, and it was later learned that he had died 10 days later.
Meanwhile, Corrie was sent to Scheveningen , a Dutch prison used by the Nazis for political prisoners, nicknamed '" Oranjehotel "', a hotel for people loyal to the House of Orange.
She later learns that her sister is being held in another cell and that aside from her father, all of her other family members and friends have been released.
A coded letter from Nollie reveals that the hidden Jews are safe. At Scheveningen, Corrie befriends a depressed Nazi officer, who arranges a brief meeting with her family under the pretense of reading Casper's will.
Corrie is horrified to see how ill Willem is, as he contracted jaundice in prison and dies from it in Corrie also learns that her nephew, Kik, was captured while he worked for the Dutch underground. He is later killed, but the family does not learn that until After four months at Scheveningen, Corrie and Betsie are transferred to Vught , a concentration camp for political prisoners in the Netherlands.
Corrie is assigned to a factory that makes radios for aircraft. The work is not hard, and the prisoner-foreman, Mr. Moorman, is kind. Betsie, whose health is starting to fail, is sent to work sewing prison uniforms. The conditions there are hellish; both Corrie and Betsie are forced to perform backbreaking manual labor. There, Betsie's health completely fails. Throughout the ordeal, Corrie is amazed at her sister's faith.
In every camp, the sisters use a hidden Bible to teach their fellow prisoners about Jesus. Betsie, however, shows a universal love for everyone: not only the prisoners but also the Nazis. Instead of feeling anger, she pities the Germans and is sorrowful that they were so blinded by hatred. She yearns to show them the love of Christ, but dies before the war was over. Corrie is later released because of a clerical error, but she is forced to stay in a hospital barracks while she recovers from edema.
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The idea of a book on ten Boom's life began as the Sherrills were researching for the book God's Smuggler about ten Boom's fellow Dutchman, Andrew van der Bijl. Ten Boom was already in her mids when the Sherrills first heard about her. She was one of van der Bij's favorite traveling companions, and many of his recollections were about her. In the preface to the book, the Sherrills recount:. It was later made into a film of the same name , along with a comic book adaptation by Barbour Christian Comics. The title refers to both the physical hiding place where the ten Boom family hid Jews from the Nazis and also to the Scriptural message found in Psalm "Thou art my hiding place and my shield: I hope in thy word The book begins with the ten Boom family celebrating the th anniversary of the family business; they sell and repair watches under the family's elderly father, Casper ten Boom.
“Corrie ten Boom's spiritual beauty echoes throughout the story of The Hiding Place. Valor, determination, and integrity manifest themselves in her inspiring life.
Corrie ten Boom
Book overview : Corrie ten Boom was a Dutch watchmaker who became a heroine of the Resistance, a survivor of Hitler's concentration camps, and one of the most remarkable evangelists of the twentieth century. In World War II she and her family risked their lives to help Jews and underground workers escape from the Nazis, and for their work they were tested in the infamous Nazi death camps. Only Corrie among her family survived to tell the story of how faith ultimately triumphs over evil. Here is the riveting account of how Corrie and her family were able to save many of God's chosen people.
In , Corrie ten Boom was living with her father and sister above their watch shop in Haarlem when their country was invaded. Armed with the gift of their faith and their belief in doing what was right, this devoutly Christian family provided sanctuary for persecuted Jews.
Tramp for the Lord: The Story that Begins Where The Hiding Place Ends
This article will be permanently flagged as inappropriate and made unaccessible to everyone. Are you certain this article is inappropriate? Email Address:. Corrie ten Boom was already in her mid-seventies when the Sherrills first heard about her. She was one of Brother Andrew's favorite traveling companions and many of his recollections were about her. In the preface to the book, the Sherrills recount:. It was later made into a film of the same name , along with a comic book adaptation.
Read the full comprehensive summary at Shortform. The Hiding Place is an autobiographical memoir by Corrie ten Boom, a devoutly religious woman who lived in the Holland city of Haarlem during the Nazi occupation. Compelled by her unshakeable Christian morality, she defied tyranny to rescue her Jewish neighbors who faced annihilation during the Holocaust. She was ultimately caught and sent to the notorious Ravensbruck death camp, where she witnessed scenes of unimaginable cruelty. The danger Corrie faced was immense.
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