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The Hiding Place: The Triumphant True Story of Corrie Ten Boom At one time Corrie ten Boom would have laughed at the idea that there would ever be a story to tell For the first fifty years of her life nothing at all out of the ordinary had ever happened to her She was an old maid watchmaker living contentedly with her spinster sister and their elderly father in the tiny Dutch house over their shop Their uneventful days, as regulated as their own watches, revolved around their abiding love for one another However, with the Nazi invasion and occupation of Holland, a story did ensue Corrie ten Boom and her family became leaders in the Dutch Underground, hiding Jewish people in their home in a specially built room and aiding their escape from the Nazis For their help, all but Corrie found death in a concentration camp The Hiding Place is their story


About the Author: Corrie ten Boom

Corrie ten Boom and her family were Christians who were active in social work in their home town of Haarlem, the Netherlands During the Nazi occupation, they chose to act out their faith through peaceful resistance to the Nazis by active participation in the Dutch underground They were hiding, feeding and transporting Jews and underground members hunted by the Gestapo out of the country It is estimated they were able to save the lives of 800 Jews, in addition to protecting underground workers On Feb 28, 1944, they were betrayed and Corrie and several relatives were arrested The four Jews and two underground workers in the house at the time of the arrest were not located by the Nazis and were extricated by the underground 47 hours after they fled to the tiny hiding place located in Corrie s room The ten Boom family members were separated and transferred to concentration camps Corrie was allowed to stay with her precious sister, Betsy Corrie s father Casper , her sister Betsy and one grandchild Kik perished Corrie was released in December of 1944.These acts of heroism and sacrifice became the foundation for Corrie ten Boom s global writing and speaking career which began after she was released Ten Boom has received numerous awards for her writing and speaking Notably, she was honored by the State of Israel for her work in aid of the Jewish people by being invited to plant a tree in the famous Avenue of the Righteous Gentiles, at the Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum, near Jerusalem She was also knighted by the Queen of the Netherlands in recognition of her work during the war, and a museum in the Dutch city of Haarlem is dedicated to her and her family.



10 thoughts on “The Hiding Place: The Triumphant True Story of Corrie Ten Boom

  1. Greta G Greta G says:

    If you consider reading this book, be warned When John and Elizabeth Sherrill wrote the memoir of Corrie ten Boom, they clearly had an agenda The first half of the book was okay That s the reason I gave it 2 and not 1 star The second half, set during the war years and Corrie s imprisonment in Ravensbruc


  2. Werner Werner says:

    When I was adding every book I could remember ever reading to my Goodreads shelves, I automatically slapped three star ratings on all the nonfiction books unless I d disliked them, or they were specially influential for me without thinking much about it I mapt to reserve four or five star ratings for fiction an


  3. Meg Meg says:

    Every human being should be required to read this book I guarantee it will change forever the way you look at life The memoir is a true account of Corrie Ten Boom s experiences in German occupied Holland during WWII and afterward in prisons and concentration camps The most amazing thing to me is that she was not Jewish


  4. Natalie Vellacott Natalie Vellacott says:

    Most people have started 2018 with parties and fireworks I ve started it by finishing a five star book I ve read The Hiding Place a few times before but not in recent years With so many Christian friends on Goodreads, it is the book that I see most often on people s favourite shelf During this re read I was reminded that it de


  5. Karen Karen says:

    By far one of the best and most inspirational books I ve ever read I ve underlined so many parts of this book I first read this with my first book club almost 10 years ago and read it back in October with my current book club still find it absolutely amazing and one I want to read and re read One of my favorite themes of the book is s


  6. Leila Leila says:

    I have read this book before many years ago., but reading about it here on Goodreads reminded me how much I had been absorbed and overwhelmed by the courage and utter dedication of this young woman the author and I valued it highly Although Corrie is a deeply commited Christian you don t have be of any particular religion to read and apprecia


  7. Noel Noel says:

    Two stars That s the best I can do on a book that came highly recommended and that I read with relish as I had just been to Amsterdam and surrounding areas, visited the Museum of the Resistance and the old Jewish Synagogue referred to in the book So why two stars I just didn t believe a lot of what I read Here s what I do believe I think Corrie, her


  8. Diane Diane says:

    I read this book in honor of my mother The Hiding Place was one of her favorite books I remember her telling stories about it and reading passages aloud when I was a kid The Hiding Place is the story of a Dutch family who helped Jews hide from Nazis during World War II Corrie worked in her father s watchmaking shop and used the store as a front to help with


  9. Bark Bark says:

    Okay, so the many five stars all around on this here book page were warranted It s a heartbreaking, painful read It s also full of faith, strength, kindness and perseverance I m very glad I gave it a listen The narrator is terrific and emotive and has the ability to draw you into the time and place instead of taking you out of it Corrie ten Boom is a 40 something sp


  10. Candi Candi says:

    The Hiding Place is a story about how the depths of faith and spirituality can get a person through even the darkest nightmare Corrie ten Boom and her family led the Dutch Underground during the Nazi occupation of Holland, aiding and hiding Jewish people in a secret room in their home above their watchmaker shop Their efforts eventually cost them their freedom and in some c


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