Corrie ten Boom was a Dutch Christian who was born in 1892 in the Netherlands, and die in California in the early 1980s. She, along with her father and other family members in the Netherlands, helped many Jewish people escape the horrors of the Nazi Holocaust while World War II was raging in Europe. During the war and the escape attempts, her father was arrested after and informant pointed him out, and he died in a Nazi prison camp just a few days later.
Additionally, the Nazis released her sister and brother, but Corrie ten Boom and her sister, Betsie, were ordered to be sent to a concentration camp, where Betsie ended up dying. Corrie made it through and was eventually freed from the concentration camp, after which she moved to the United States where she lived out her days in peace, working as a speaker and activist to outline the horrors of the Holocaust and Nazi Germany.
Corrie wrote many books, and was a speaker on Nazi Germany, World War II, and her own personal experience with the Nazis and the Holocaust as a Christian sympathizer with the Jewish people. She also spoke of her work as a scout and sympathizer who helped people escape and hide from the Nazis during the war. She wrote her autobiography, The Hiding Place, in 1971, which was later adapted as a film and starred movie star Jeannette Clift as Corrie. Corrie ten Boom died in 1983 in Placentia, California.
Born in 1892, Corrie Ten Boom was raised in a deeply Christian thoughts family. The generosity and their commitment for social welfare is recognized in past. The family was famous for helping everyone who was in need of the help. Her hrandfather, Willem, built a watch making shop in Haarlem, Holland in 1837. This was the same city as Corrie was born. The shop was on the ground floor while the family made it their residence on the above floor. The shop was inherited by Willem’s son casper upon his death and then it was Corrie who owned the shop, becoming the female watchmaker in Holand.
She is widely known for being the woman who resisted against the Nazi’s movement against the Jew people. When Corrie was 48 years old, she was disturbed by what was happening in the country by the Nazis. The persecution of Jews on big level was something that shook her to her roots. She decided to do something about it, however fighting with the Nazis wasn’t something she could’ve done so she decided to help the Jew people in a non-violence way. She opened her home as a refugee camp for the Jew people and hid them from the Nazis, for which she was imprisoned and sent to Ravenbruck Concentration camp.
Corrie Ten Boom is honored all around the world for showing an example of Christian faith for people. She was arrested by Nazis with her entire family for providing shelter to the Jew people and hiding them from the Nazis at the time of the Holocasut. Corrie was sentenced to imprisonment and sent to Ravensbruck Concentration camp along with her sibling Bestie. Corrie was supposed to be released on December 31st 1944 but days before that Bestie perished. Corrie ten was very inspired by the sacrifice and dedication of Bestie. She decided to open a post-war home for the people of other camps and the ones who were still affected from the war crisis. She tried to help everyone to recover from their wounds of war they have survived from. She traveled a lot to give the message of peace as a missionary. She insisted on God’s forgiveness and asked for reconciliation. Her faith in Christianity principals and God’s forgiveness was even tested when one of the tormentors from Ravenbruck came in front of her. The usual description of this face to face encounter is detailed in her autobiography “The hiding place” which she wrote in 1971, with some help from John Sherrill and Elizabeth.