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The Hiding Place (1971)

by Corrie ten Boom, Elizabeth Sherrill, John Sherrill

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This is the true story of how Corrie ten Boom and her family became leaders in the Dutch underground when the Nazis invaded Holland, hiding Jewish people in their home in a specially built room.
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    The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank (charlie68)
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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 Book Thief by Markus Zusak (PghDragonMan, rhshelver)
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    The Secret Holocaust Diaries: The Untold Story of Nonna Bannister by Nonna Bannister (guyalice)
    guyalice: Both are of women whose faith helped them survive the Holocaust
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    The Zookeeper's Wife by Diane Ackermann (TheLittlePhrase)
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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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    The Nazi Officer's Wife: How One Jewish Woman Survived the Holocaust by Edith Hahn Beer (Anonymous user)
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    Things We Couldn't Say by Diet Eman (meggyweg, VictoriaPL)
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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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  WBCLIB | Feb 19, 2023 |
This is the story of one of the most admirable, faith-filled women I've ever read about. I first read it as a teenager, and it is very much worth reading again every few years.

Corrie ten Boom and her family were arrested and sent to Ravensbruck concentration camp because they hid Jewish people in their home. She and her sister, Betsie, were able to minister to other prisoners with their prayers and a small Bible they were able to keep hidden from guards.

After she was released, Corrie traveled the world to tell others about her experiences and the power of God's forgiveness.
And so I discovered that it is not on our forgiveness any more than on our goodness that the world’s healing hinges, but on His. When He tells us to love our enemies, He gives, along with the command, the love itself.

I recommend this inspiring and moving book to everyone. ( )
  AuntieG0412 | Jan 23, 2023 |
Great account of two sisters and how they deal with a concentration camp after their family hides Jews from the Nazis in occupied Holland. Shows power of forgiveness (they are good Christians). ( )
  kslade | Dec 8, 2022 |
Originally published in 1971. You will need a whole box of tissues! Awesome read! I read sometime in 1984 after high school. ( )
  MissyIvey | Sep 17, 2022 |
Everyone must read this. One of the greatest stories I've ever read, and masterfully told. ( )
  Michael_J | Jun 2, 2022 |
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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.
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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This is the true story of how Corrie ten Boom and her family became leaders in the Dutch underground when the Nazis invaded Holland, hiding Jewish people in their home in a specially built room.

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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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