In The Hiding Place, what did Corrie mean when she observed that life in Ravensbruck took place on two separate levels?

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The two separate levels on which Corrie observes that life takes place for the women at Ravensbruck are the observable and the spiritual.  The "observable, external life", filled with unbelievable cruelty, deprivation, and daily humiliation, "grew every day more horrible".  The spiritual life, however, "the life (they ) lived with God, grew daily better, truth upon truth, glory upon glory".

That the two separate levels of life that Corrie describes should exist together is, logically, "mutually impossible".  It is a...

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