Corrie ten Boom

Corrie ten Boom (Cornelia 1892-1983) was a Dutch Christian who, along with her father and other family members, helped many Jews escape the Nazi Holocaust during World War II and was imprisoned for it. Her most famous book, The Hiding Place, describes the ordeal.

On 28 February 1944, a Dutch informant told the Nazis about the Ten Booms’ work and the Nazis arrested the entire Ten Boom family. They were sent to Scheveningen prison; and those who survived were  finally sent to the Ravensbrück concentration camp in Germany. Corrie was released on December 28, 1944.

The Jews whom the Ten Booms had been hiding at the time of their arrests remained undiscovered and all but one, an old woman named Mary, survived.

 

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