The Hiding Place by Corrie Ten Boom

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In History
  • Corrie's mother falls into coma

    Corrie's mother suddenly got very ill, and falls into a coma for 2 months. One day she unexpextedly opens her eyes and begins to improve her condition.
  • Nollie's Wedding

    Nollie's Wedding
    Sometime between 1918 and 1921 Nollie (Corrie's sister) meets a a man named Flip van Woerden.Then a miracle occurred at Nollie’s wedding: the final hymn of the ceremony was Mama’s favorite - “Fairest Lord Jesus” - and as it began to play, Mama began to sing. She sang every word to the end of the song and then never said another word.
  • Mother's Death

    Corrie's mother dies "with a smile on her face" four weeks after Nollie's wedding.
  • Watch shop's 100th birthday

    Watch shop's 100th birthday
    Corrie's father owns a watch shop, and the opening scene depicts her and her relatives getting ready for the centennial celebration.
  • Christoffel's Abuse

    Christoffel, an employee at the watch shop, reveals to the Ten Boom family that he had been tormented for quite a while by Otto, a member of the Hitler Youth and Father's apprentice.
  • Radio Broadcast/ The Invasion

    The night Otto was fired from the shop, everyone stayed up to hear the Prime Minister's address to Holland. After a while, Father had determined that an attack from Germany was eminent. Later that night, they all heard the sound of German bombs being dropped in Holland. They stayed up all night to pray.
  • Nollie is arrested/ Kik dies

    Nollie was discovered harboring Jews and arrested in 1943. Corrie, after pleading with numerous officials, found a sympathetic doctor who arranged for her release. Willem's son Kik was arrested for his work in the resistance. He was sent to Bergen Belsen Concentration Camp, which was later overrun by the Russian army. Prisoners in the camp were then sent to a labor camp in Russia, where he died.
  • Gestapo Raid

    The Gestapo raided the Beje, and Corrie, Betsie, Willem, Nollie, Casper, Nollie's son Peter, and dozens of other people were arrested.
  • Corrie and Betsie Reunite

    Corrie and Betsie were reunited in a prison transport which brought them to the concentration camp Vught. Later they were sent to concentration camp Ravensbruck in Germany
  • Betsie's Death

    Betsie dies of starvation and ill-treatment
  • Corrie is freed from the camp

    Corrie was freed, through an apparent administrative error.
  • Schapendunien

    She rented a house in Bloemendaal, the Netherlands, which was called Schapendunien, and made it into a home for disabled people and ex-prisoners from the concentration camps. She continued to be associated with this work until 1966.
  • Gevangene en toch... herrinneringen uit Scheveningen, Vught, en Ravensbruck

    Her book Gevangene en toch... herrinneringen uit Scheveningen, Vught, en Ravensbruck about her wartime experiences was published by Ten Have Jaar of Amsterdam. This was the first of many books about God’s love, His work in the world and her own life and faith. From now on, writing was a significant part of her ministry
  • Corrie returns to the Beje

    Managed to go to Groningen in Holland, where she recovered for a while in a rest home. She was then taken by truck to Willem's home in Hilversum and from there back to the Beje
  • Willem's Death

    Corrie's brother dies
  • A Prisoner- And Yet!

    A Prisoner—And Yet! was published. It was an expanded English version of Gevangene en toch….
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    Ten Boom's foster Jewish children

    The ten Boom's became a foster family to a long series of refugee children, missionary kids, and orphans. The family was also deeply involved in Christian work in Holland, including ministry to the Jews.
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    Corrie is trapped in the Nazi Camps

    All the family members were imprisoned in Scheveningen prison.Corrie and Betsie were reunited in a prison transport which brought them to the concentration camp Vught. Later they were sent to concentration camp Ravensbruck in Germany.