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Tracey Edwards
Tracey Edwards • 1 year ago

Corrie Ten Boom helped many Jews escape the Nazi Holocaust by hiding them in a secret room in her family's home. Eventually she was arrested and taken to concentration camps, including Ravensbruck. While imprisoned she held Bible studies using a small Bible she managed to sneak passed guards. After the war she aided Holocaust survivors, traveled as a public speaker to over sixty countries and wrote eight books. (Submitted by Michaela Jaros)

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A young Corrie Ten Boom pictured here. Along with her father and other family members, Corrie helped many Jews escape the Nazi Holocaust during World War II. She wrote the famous book "The Hiding Place" about the ordeal.

Corrie ten Boom and her smile. Cornelia "Corrie" ten Boom was a Dutch Christian. Along with her father and other family members, Corrie helped many Jews escape the Nazi Holocaust during World War II and was imprisoned for it.

Corrie ten Boom. She & her family hid persecuted Jews in Nazi Holland during WWII, for which they were imprisoned, tortured & Corrie's family killed. Corrie endured solitary confinement in prison & 10 months of cruelty while interned, yet always prayed for the hearts of her captors.  She was released from Ravensbruck concentration camp on New Year’s Eve 1944 & later learned it was due to a clerical error. The women in her age group were sent to their deaths 1 week after her discharge.

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Elisabeth ten Boom (1885-1944) was one of the leading characters in The Hiding Place, a book written by her sister Corrie ten Boom about the familys experiences during World War II. Nicknamed Betsie, she suffered with pernicious anemia from her birth. The oldest of five Ten Boom children, she did not leave the family and marry, but remained at home until World War II

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