Analysis Of Corrie Ten-Boom's The Hiding Place

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The story The Hiding Place is narrated by Corrie ten-Boom. She talked about the trials her family, the ten-Boom family, went through during World War ll. The ten-Booms live in Haarlem, Holland in a house known as the Beje. The book begins with the ten Boom family celebrating the 100th anniversary of the watch shop. In the next few chapters, Corrie talks about her childhood and glad-hearted mother, and the three aunts who once lived in the Beje. After the deaths of Corrie's mother and aunts, it was only Corrie, her sister Betsie, and her father. In 1940, Holland was invaded by the Nazi. She and her family hid Jews in their home to protect them from being sent to the prison camps. The ten Booms arranged for a secret room to be built in the Béjé, so the Jews would have a place to hide. Not long after, they were caught for hiding Jews and Corrie and her family were sent to prison. Later on the prisoners were shipped by train to Germany, where they were imprisoned at Ravensbrück, a notorious women's concentration camp. The work was hard and Betsie's health began to fail. Betsie ended up dying before the war was over. Corrie was later released because of a clerical error. Corrie arrived back in the Netherlands by January 1945. The ten-Boom family made some very difficult decisions through World War ll, but with their faith, they …show more content…
The ten Booms live in the Beje, including Tante Anna, Tante Bep, Tante Jans, Nollie, Willem, Father (Casper), Mama (Cornelia), Betsie and Corrie. Corrie is a joyful middle-aged woman who dedicated her life to serving others and sharing the Bible. She is Holland's first licensed female watchmaker. The setting takes place during the celebration for the hundredth anniversary of the ten Boom’s family watch shop. The watch shop is below the beje. Most of Holland attended this party. Casper has worked there many years making and repairing

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