WHO WAS CORRIE TEN BOOM?

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.

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