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Corrie Ten Boom

Corrie Ten Boom
Cornelia Arnolda Johanna Ten Boom, was a Dutch watchmaker, who was born on april,15,1892 in Haarlem,
Netherlands. Her father was a watchmaker, who owned a shop of his own, and above the shop was where he and his
family lived. In 1942 a woman came in and confessed she was a Jew and that her husband was arrested and so she
needed help. And that's exactly what they did, they helped her. A tiny room was built into Corrie's closet, the room
could fit about 7 people. As the woman that came and left, more and more Jewish people came to their home, asking
for help as well. This act of kindness is thought to have helped more than 800 Jews. On February 28,1944, the Ten
Boom was betrayed, and the Nazi security raided their home and the entire family is arrested.
The family was separated to separate camps. Corrie's father had, unfortunately passed away two days after his arrest
(their mother was already dead, years before their arrest). After 4 months of solitary confinement, Corrie was released
into the camp with the other prisoners. Soon enough, her sister, Betsie, was moved to Corrie's camp. Corrie had hidden
a bible in her clothes, and surprisingly got away with keeping it. Corrie and Betsie followed in their father's footsteps,
and held bible readings in their 'rooms'. More and more people came to hear the calming words of the reading, as they
were the only words of hope they had.
On December 16,1944 corrie's sister, Betsie, passed away. Twelve days after her sister's death, Corrie was released by
what is believed to be a clinical error. Her release had happened a simple week before most women of her age group
were killed.
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