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The Hiding Place (1971)

by Corrie ten Boom, Elizabeth Sherrill, John Sherrill

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Biography & Autobiography. Religion & Spirituality. Nonfiction. The amazing story of Corrie ten Boom, a heroine of the Dutch Resistance who helped Jews escape from the Nazis and became one of the most remarkable evangelists of the 20th century, is told in her classic memoir, now retold for a new generation.… (more)
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    In My Father's House: The Years Before "The Hiding Place" by Corrie Ten Boom (Nova23)
    Nova23: This is a wonderful book chronicling Corrie Ten Boom's life growing up before the events of The Hiding Place took place. Both books are my favorites, and I highly recommend In My Father's House to anyone who also read and enjoyed The Hiding Place.
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    Anne Frank Remembered: The Story of the Woman Who Helped to Hide the Frank Family by Miep Gies (cbl_tn)
    cbl_tn: Both books tell of the experiences of Dutch citizens who hid Jews during the Holocaust.
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    The Secret Holocaust Diaries: The Untold Story of Nonna Bannister by Denise George (guyalice)
    guyalice: Both are of women whose faith helped them survive the Holocaust
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    The Book Thief by Markus Zusak (PghDragonMan, rhshelver)
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    The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank (charlie68)
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    Return to the Hiding Place by Hans Poley (Nova23)
    Nova23: Hans Poley's Return to the Hiding Place is a nice follow-up to The Hiding Place by Corrie Ten Boom. The reader gets some extra insight into the Ten Boom family, as Poley wrote about them in his autobiography. It's not as good as The Hiding Place, but I still recommend the read.… (more)
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    Boats in the night: Knud Dyby's involvement in the rescue of the Danish Jews and the Danish Resistance. by Martha Loeffler (jlynno84)
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    Things We Couldn't Say by Diet Eman (meggyweg, VictoriaPL)
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    The Nazi Officer's Wife: How One Jewish Woman Survived the Holocaust by Edith Hahn Beer (Anonymous user)
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    The Zookeeper's Wife by Diane Ackermann (TheLittlePhrase)
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I read this one ages ago… This is the true story of Corrie ten Boom and her family who lived in the Netherlands during the Nazi occupation. She, her sister Betsie, and their elderly father were watchmakers. They lived a quiet life… until the Nazi invasion. The family became part of the Dutch underground and hid Jewish families in a secret room built for that purpose in their home. Corrie, Betsie, and their father were sent to concentration camps. Only Corrie survived. She was released due to a clerical error. Corrie used to say, “There is no pit so deep that God's love is not deeper still,” which was something Betsie said to her not long before she died in the camp. This is a heartbreaking story, but at the same time, a beautiful story of faith and of God’s grace.

By the way, you can take a virtual tour of the house and museum at corrietenboom.com. ( )
  clamagna | Apr 4, 2024 |
Een heftig en mooi boek met religieuze (en zeer tolerante) inslag. ( )
  jd7h | Feb 18, 2024 |
What a fantastic read. A memoir that gripped me from the very beginning. It moved from her young life and family, through her growing up, her work as a part of the underground movement to help Jews escape the Nazis, her arrest with others in her family, and finally her final transformation at a concentration camp in Germany. It is through her relationship with her sister Betsie that Corrie actually grows still closer to Jesus. I am simply amazed at the story told here. Read this. Share the story that Betsie and Corrie need to tell the world. Love will overcome every evil. ( )
  wvlibrarydude | Jan 14, 2024 |
I read this a few months ago and took notes but when it came time to make the journal entry, I was in a hard place and just didn't feel up to it. I'm really glad I read this, though. It made me think a lot. Corrie was a beautiful and strong woman who accomplished much with the help of the Father. I'm thankful she put her story down for us all to be inspired! ( )
  classyhomemaker | Dec 11, 2023 |
This is a very moving and gripping story of some one who decided to help Jews in Holland and ended up in a concentration camp, where she lost her sister and father. It's harrowing and touching, and deeply involves her Christian faith. Had I read this ten years ago, I would have been swept up in her faithfulness, but at this point all I can wonder is why would God keep her vitamins from running out? If you're going to intervene, by all means take Hitler out of the equation. This have faith and see small miracles thing seems only to cause pain to those with faith who never receive their miracles. The Holocaust just doesn't seem like the time to be showing up in the vitamins and not with the cavalry. ( )
  KallieGrace | Oct 11, 2023 |
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Boom, Corrie tenprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Sherrill, Elizabethmain authorall editionsconfirmed
Sherrill, Johnmain authorall editionsconfirmed
Dunne, BernadetteNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Graham, BillyForewordsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Wellman, SamAfterwordsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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I jumped out of bed that morning with one question in my mind—sun or fog?
I jumped out of bed that morning with one question in my mind - sun or fog? Usually it was fog in January in Holland, dank, chill, and gray. But occasionally - on a rare and magic day - a white winter sun broke through.
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I know that the experiences of our lives, when we let God use them, become the mysterious and perfect preparation for the work He will give us to do.

“Love is the strongest force in the world.”
― Corrie ten Boom, The Hiding Place
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Biography & Autobiography. Religion & Spirituality. Nonfiction. The amazing story of Corrie ten Boom, a heroine of the Dutch Resistance who helped Jews escape from the Nazis and became one of the most remarkable evangelists of the 20th century, is told in her classic memoir, now retold for a new generation.

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The Hiding Place is a true story about a family of Christian watchmakers during World War II. The main character, Corrie ten Boom, accounts the heart-gripping story of how she and her family were arrested and taken to a concentration camp in Nazi Germany for hiding Jews in their house. This story is extremely sad, yet hopeful at the sametime. It is filled with hope because Corrie ten Boom tells how she put her faith in God and how he got her through the most difficult and inscrutiating times. I really enjoyed this book because it gave me hope and showed me that if someone could have faith in God to get them through a Nazi concentration camp, then I can at least have faith in God to get me through my meager day.
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