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The name of the man who betrayed the ten Booms was Jan Vogel. Jan Vogel worked with the Gestapo, exposing members of the Resistance to them. He was responsible for sending a great many individuals...

Latest answer posted April 9, 2010 2:12 pm UTC

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There are a number of visions that are made real in the last chapter of The Hiding Place. The visions are Betsie's, brought to fruition by Corrie in her stead. One of the three visions referred to...

Latest answer posted August 6, 2009 2:42 am UTC

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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...

Latest answer posted May 14, 2009 3:06 am UTC

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Although The Hiding Place does not elaborate on all of the circumstances surrounding the death of Corrie ten Boom's mother, it does provide clues. In chapter four of the novel, it is 1918, and...

Latest answer posted April 20, 2018 1:46 pm UTC

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Pickwick is a friend of the Ten Boom family. He is also a leader in the underground, and it is he who first connects the Ten Booms with the resources they need to help Haarlem's Jews. Pickwick is...

Latest answer posted August 2, 2009 7:36 am UTC

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Corrie had managed to get a bottle of Davitamin oil from the Red Cross when she and Betsie were being held at the prison in Scheveningen (Chapter 12). When the sisters were transferred to...

Latest answer posted July 27, 2009 10:51 am UTC

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Corrie Ten Boom was born in 1892. She was one of four children who lived with her father and two aunts. As she grew she became the first woman to earn certification as a watchmaker. She lived a...

Latest answer posted January 6, 2009 1:39 pm UTC

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When Tante Jans learns that her death from diabetes is imminent, she first "put(s) her hands over her eyes and (begins) to cry". After a short time, however, in a way that is nothing short of...

Latest answer posted August 5, 2009 3:06 am UTC

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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...

Latest answer posted November 25, 2009 7:19 am UTC

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Casper ten Boom was a remarkable man. His whole being was caught up in doing the will of God at all times. Even in his watch shop he would pray for direction on repairing a particular timepiece. He...

Latest answer posted September 27, 2009 8:57 am UTC

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I can't think of a more important question to ask in regards to Corrie Ten Boom's book. Before beginning, let's review some important history. Germany took over Holland in 1940, and when the Nazis...

Latest answer posted August 18, 2015 10:05 pm UTC

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Pickwick's real name is Herman Sluring. Betsie and Corrie call him Pickwick because to them he looks "incredibly like the illustrator's drawing in (their) copy" of a Charles Dickens novel. Corrie...

Latest answer posted September 29, 2009 1:05 am UTC

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Just a little past the halfway point of the chapter, there is a recounting of how Father gathers the family around to read the Bible before they begin their day. Father puts on his spectacles and...

Latest answer posted August 2, 2009 2:36 pm UTC

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The Hiding Place is the true story of the struggle of Corrie Ten Boom and her family during World War II when they helped Jews escape persecution by providing hidden shelter in their own home. They...

Latest answer posted October 22, 2013 7:36 am UTC

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Corrie Ten Boom's The Hiding Place is a chilling account of the suffering experienced by political prisoners during the Holocaust. In the book, Corrie details her life and the imprisonment that...

Latest answer posted July 26, 2019 6:29 pm UTC

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Without others besides Nollie to compare to, it’s a little tricky to get to the heart of this question. But if we consider the differences between the two women that are highlighted in the story,...

Latest answer posted March 23, 2018 7:56 pm UTC

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Betsie's job was to work in the watch shop, doing the books and helping with customers. Corrie's job was to take care of the house. The two sisters originally traded jobs because Betsie, who had...

Latest answer posted May 15, 2009 12:32 am UTC

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In chapter 12, of "The Hiding Place," Corrie is being moved from one camp tho another. When she and Bessie arrive at Vught they are given separate work assignments. Corrie is put to work in the...

Latest answer posted August 22, 2009 9:38 am UTC

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Corrie was troubled about how to get ration cards for the Jews she was hiding in her home. Then it occurred to her to take a risk and contact Fred Koonstra. Fred had once been a meter reader. He...

Latest answer posted May 15, 2020 10:43 pm UTC

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In Chapter 1, many of the guests for the party celebrating the one-hundredth anniversary of the opening of the Ten Booms' watch shop have arrived, and Corrie bicycles hurriedly to her sister...

Latest answer posted August 23, 2009 8:31 am UTC

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Corrie's family comes to her rescue when Karel and his fiancee visit the Beje by taking care of everything so that she does "not have to do or say anything." The family directs the conversation and...

Latest answer posted February 24, 2010 8:37 am UTC

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Pickwick was a friend of Mr. ten Boom and a member of the Dutch Underground who indirectly secures the secret room for the ten Boom family. The Dutch Underground, of course, worked secretly...

Latest answer posted August 6, 2009 6:28 am UTC

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Eusie Smit is light-hearted and always optimistic. His thoughtful and generous nature has the effect of lifting the spirits of all those with whom he comes in contact, and serves to keep the...

Latest answer posted August 16, 2009 9:30 am UTC

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Katrien comes over to Corrie's house. She tells Corrie that the Gestapo came to her sister Nollie's home and found Annaliese there. Nollie felt it was wrong to lie, so she admitted Annaliese was...

Latest answer posted May 15, 2020 11:50 pm UTC

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The Hiding Place is Corrie Ten Boom's inspirational story of struggle during the Nazi occupation of Holland when she and her sister are imprisoned for hiding and harboring Jews. Corrie is in awe of...

Latest answer posted November 30, 2015 8:54 pm UTC

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Father is good and kind to everybody, no matter whom they are. He is possessed of a delightful naivete in looking at people. As Corrie says, "That was Father's secret: not that he overlooked the...

Latest answer posted August 21, 2009 3:07 pm UTC

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The Hiding Place is the real-life account of the author and narrator, Corrie Ten Boom, and her harrowing and almost soul-destroying survival during the Nazi occupation of Holland. Corrie and her...

Latest answer posted May 5, 2015 5:30 am UTC

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One piece of symbolism is the watch shop itself, where the family works. It literally "houses time," so to speak, and when it is raided and shut down, it is as if time has stopped, in a...

Latest answer posted August 8, 2008 12:11 am UTC

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The Hiding Place is Corrie Ten Boom's real life account of her own experiences in Holland during the German occupation of World War II. Corrie, brother Willem, sister Betsie and their father are...

Latest answer posted October 2, 2014 6:13 am UTC

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The Beje had become "the center of an underground ring that spread now to the farthest corners of Holland". Dozens of people came by daily with reports and appeals of those needing help, and...

Latest answer posted February 8, 2009 7:33 am UTC

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The Hiding Place is an inspirational account by Corrie ten Boom of her life after the Nazi occupation of Holland. It is her sister, Betsie, whose inert goodness and capacity for forgiveness that...

Latest answer posted July 17, 2013 7:46 am UTC

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On their third night at the Ravensbruck concentration camp, Corrie and Betsy, along with all the other new arrivals, are ordered to the processing center. Here they are told to strip, hand over all...

Latest answer posted February 7, 2019 3:32 pm UTC

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The razzia was a method of "lighning search and seizure" in which the German soldiers would suddenly surround a given neighborhood and sweep through it, searching for males between the ages of...

Latest answer posted April 22, 2010 2:56 pm UTC

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The Lieutenant is in a position of power at the prison at Scheveningen, where Corrie Ten Boom has been held prisoner for endless weeks. Yet when the Lieutenant summons Corrie before him, it is she...

Latest answer posted July 27, 2009 12:19 pm UTC

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The climax of the novel would be the death of Betsie in the infirmary of the Ravensbruck concentration camp. Throughout their imprisonment, it was Betsie who kept her faith in God and in love for...

Latest answer posted July 7, 2009 5:49 am UTC

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I am assuming you mean the night that the Germans invade Holland and the family is sitting around frightened by the sound of the bombs? In this case, Corrie eventually fell asleep despite the...

Latest answer posted April 20, 2010 9:19 pm UTC

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As "a dutiful aunt", Corrie tries to love all her nieces and nephews equally, but from the time he is a child, Peter stands out in her mind. Bold and spirited, and a musical progidy as well,...

Latest answer posted August 1, 2009 1:51 am UTC

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The Hiding Place is a true story which Corrie Ten Boom wrote after she and her sister Betsie suffer in a concentration camp for having harbored Jews and helped the underground movement in Holland....

Latest answer posted October 22, 2013 7:41 pm UTC

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In my opinion, the book has this title because the "hiding place" that the ten Boom family provides is the main reason for the book being written. The book describes the ways in which the ten Boom...

Latest answer posted May 1, 2010 12:00 am UTC

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Lieutenant Rahms, the German officer who conducts Corrie's hearing, is a decent man who "cannot bear the work (he does at the camp)". When he meets Corrie, he is amazed that, after months of...

Latest answer posted May 15, 2009 1:17 pm UTC

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Corrie called her group "God's underground" (Chapter 7). The Jews who were hiding in the Beje and the members of the Ten Boom family who were helping them were part of a larger underground network...

Latest answer posted May 15, 2009 2:05 am UTC

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Corrie ten Boom, a Dutch missionary, saved many Jews dring the Holocaust. Her family built a hiding room where they harbored many local Jews. A novel entitled The Hiding Place, published in 1971,...

Latest answer posted September 22, 2009 2:47 am UTC

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This novel takes place during World War II, when the Nazis had occupied Holland, and Jews began to be persecuted against and then deported to concentration camps. One of the first hardships they...

Latest answer posted April 20, 2010 9:19 am UTC

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In May of 1942, Peter has assumed the position of the organist at a small church in Velsen. On Sunday, May 10th, the ten Booms go to a service at the church to hear him play. After the conclusion...

Latest answer posted July 31, 2016 5:58 am UTC

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Corrie Ten Boom encountered hardships in her life even before she was imprisoned and sent to Ravensbruck concentration camp. As a woman, she had to struggle against misconceptions of her skill as a...

Latest answer posted August 23, 2016 12:42 am UTC

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The Hiding Place by Corrie Ten Boom is the true story of efforts of the Ten Boom family, as committed Christians, to assist anyone in need during the Nazi Occupation of Holland and the lives of...

Latest answer posted October 22, 2013 11:09 am UTC

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According to the book, God allowed Corrie and Betsie to be arrested so they could be witnesses of Christ's love and light in the concentration camps where they were interned and so that Corrie...

Latest answer posted March 30, 2016 9:11 pm UTC

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The street in front of the Beje is called the Barteljorisstraat. The Barteljorisstraat is located in the "crowded center of old Haarlem. The street is lined with shops which, in addition to the ten...

Latest answer posted April 13, 2010 6:58 am UTC

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This is an intriguing question, especially because it can have multiple answers! What comes to my mind when I think about it is that Corrie is like her father's clocks - especially his precious...

Latest answer posted May 15, 2009 4:10 am UTC

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Since Corrie Ten Boom was a strong Christian woman, this comes through in the themes in the book. The major point of the book is to do what is right no matter what the consequences. To her what...

Latest answer posted June 13, 2008 10:52 pm UTC

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