In "The Hiding Place", why were Corrie and her family so concerned about the Jews?
As Christians they felt an alliance of faith with the Jewish people since the Bible clearly states that through them all people would be blessed. Jesus was a Jew himself and came through the descendance of David, King of Israel.
But more than that, they believed it was their duty to 'honour all men' and to help in particular those in distress. This is one of the main teachings of the Christian faith - that is to put deeds behind words instead of endlessly debating about theology. If they had not done this, they would have felt that they had betrayed their faith and even God.
You can take a virtual tour at the museum in Holland (former residence of the Booms) at the site below:
Corrie's family were concerned about Jews because The Nazi authorities hated them and were trying to kill them. In Germany in 1938, The Nazis were actively persecuting Jews because they believed Jews were racially inferior and dangerous for society. In the end, the Nazis killed about five million Jews (men women and children) for no reason except their Jewishness. This shocking crime became known as The Holocaust.
Corrie's family wanted to help Jews escape from the Nazis because they believed the holocaust was wrong.