In The Hiding Place, who are Mrs. Floor, Mien, the Snake, Maryke, and others?
Mrs. Bierens van Haan
Mr. and Mrs. Kan
Tine van Veen
Flip van Woerden
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Tine van Veen is the younger sister and nurse of the new doctor in Haarlem during the time of Tante Jans' illness. She marries Corrie's brother, Willem ten Boom (Chapter 3).
Flip van Woerden is a teacher at the school where Corrie's sister Nollie also teaches. He eventually marries Nollie ten Boom (Chapter 4).
Mr. and Mrs. Kan are the owners of the other watch shop down the street from the Beje. Some believe that the Kans are competing with the ten Booms for business, but Father considers them to be "colleagues" and "cherished friend(s)" (Chapter 1).
Mr. Weil is the elderly owner of the furriers near the Beje. Mr. Weil is Jewish, and is one of the first in the neighborhood to be targeted by the Nazis for persecution during the occupation (Chapter 5).
Katrien is an older Austrian lady whom Willem sends into hiding shortly after the invasion. She stays with the van Woerdens, posing as their maid (Chapter 6).
Vught is not a person but a place. It is a German concentration camp in Holland for political prisoners to which Corrie and Betsie are sent after their incarceration at Sheveningen (Chapter 12).
The Snake is an especially sadistic guard at Ravensbruck. Corrie remembers her mercilessly beating a feeble-minded prisoner who had soils herself during roll call. Inexplicably, the Snake facilitates Betsie's admission into the camp hospital when Betsie is near death, showing another side to her nature (Chapter 14).
Maryke de Graaf is a Dutch prisoner who sleeps in the tier above Corrie and Betsie at Ravensbruck. She shows kindness to the sisters by helping carry the desperately ill Betsie to the sick-call line twice before Betsie's death (Chapter 14).
Mrs. Bierens de Haan is a wealthy woman who owns one of the most beautiful homes in Holland. She is a widow who has five sons in the Resistance, and in the waning days of the war offers her home as a refuge for released concentration camp prisoners, fulfilling a vision described by Betsie pertaining to her planned ministry of healing in the war's aftermath (Chapter 15).
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