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Corrie ten Boom (1892–1983)

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Corrie ten Boom was a writer and historian. She was born in the Netherlands in 1892. In February of 1944, an informer turned the ten Boom family in to the Gestapo for hiding Jews in their watch and clock shop. Six family members and 30 friends were arrested. Casper, Betsie, and Christiaan ten Boom vis mere died as prisoners. Because of a clerical error, Corrie Ten Boom was released, one week before all the women her age were killed. ten Boom went on to tell her message of survival for the next 32 years in countries throughout the world. Her story became both a book and a movie titled The Hiding Place. Ten Boom died on April 15, 1983. (Bowker Author Biography) vis mindre
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Værker af Corrie ten Boom

The Hiding Place (1971) 9,751 eksemplarer
Tramp for the Lord (1974) 1,973 eksemplarer
Corrie Ten Boom's Prison Letters (1975) 760 eksemplarer
Each new day (1977) 663 eksemplarer
Amazing Love (1953) 421 eksemplarer
A prisoner and Yet... (1954) 328 eksemplarer
Clippings from My Notebook (1982) 307 eksemplarer
Father ten Boom, God's man (1971) 219 eksemplarer
Not Good If Detached (1957) 204 eksemplarer
Not I, but Christ (1984) 190 eksemplarer
This Day Is The Lord's (1757) 182 eksemplarer
He Sets the Captive Free (1977) 168 eksemplarer
Marching Orders for the End Battle (1969) 147 eksemplarer
Plenty for Everyone (1967) 141 eksemplarer
Don't Wrestle, Just Nestle (1958) 138 eksemplarer
Corrie's Christmas Memories (1976) 137 eksemplarer
He Cares, He Comforts (1977) 120 eksemplarer
Corrie Ten Boom: Her Story (1995) 102 eksemplarer
Reflections of God's Glory (1999) 95 eksemplarer
Jesus Is Victor (1985) 90 eksemplarer
Defeated Enemies (1970) 77 eksemplarer
Anywhere He Leads Me (1750) 71 eksemplarer
Prayers and Promises for Every Day (1977) 67 eksemplarer
Messages of God's Abundance (1605) 64 eksemplarer
Common Sense Not Needed (1968) 43 eksemplarer
He Is More Than Able (1980) 8 eksemplarer
Het beste deel komt nog (1978) 8 eksemplarer
Her Life Her Faith (1984) 7 eksemplarer
Sur les chemins du monde (1977) 3 eksemplarer
Huomispäivän kätköpaikka (2008) 2 eksemplarer
Heiligmaking 2 eksemplarer
Hallo, Bruder! (1967) 2 eksemplarer
Iedere dag nieuw 2 eksemplarer
Leven in vreugde 2 eksemplarer
Nu Eu, Ci Cristos 2 eksemplarer
Tramp for the Lord 1 eksemplar
Jesus is Victor 1 eksemplar
Gömstället 1 eksemplar
Mision ineludible 1 eksemplar
Not I But Christ 1 eksemplar
Overgave 1 eksemplar
Dennoch 1 eksemplar
Faiths Triumphs 1 eksemplar
TÄNÄ PÄIVÄNÄ 1 eksemplar
Menetrend 1 eksemplar
Mit Gott durch dick und dünn (2012) 1 eksemplar
Meine Reise um die Welt (2013) 1 eksemplar
Die Zuflucht 1 eksemplar
CARTAS DA PRISÃO 1 eksemplar
Refugiul 1 eksemplar
Tryggere kan ingen være (1978) 1 eksemplar
Vertrouwen 1 eksemplar
Geloof 1 eksemplar

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Kanonisk navn
Boom, Corrie ten
Juridisk navn
Boom, Cornelia ten
Andre navne
Тен Боом, Корри
Fairhaven Memorial Park, Santa Ana, Orange County, California USA
Netherlands (birth)
USA (naturalized)
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Placentia, California, USA
3 strokes
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Haarlem, Netherlands
Herzogenbusch concentration camp
Ravensbrück concentration camp
California, USA
Scheveningen, Netherlands
Primary and secondary school
Triangle club
Priser og hædersbevisninger
Righteous among the Nations
Knighthood (by the Queen of the Netherlands)
Kort biografi
Corrie ten Boom was born on 15 April 1892 to a working-class family in Amsterdam, Netherlands, near Haarlem. Named after her mother, Cornelia, but known as Corrie all her life, she was the youngest child of Casper ten Boom, a jeweler and watchmaker. Her father was fascinated by the craft of watchmaking and often became so engrossed in his work that he forgot to charge customers for his services. Corrie had three older siblings: Betsie, Willem, and Nollie. Her three maternal aunts, Tante Bep, Tante Jans, and Tante Anna, lived with the family.

She trained to be a watchmaker herself, and in 1922, she became the first woman to be licensed as a watchmaker in The Netherlands. Over the next decade, in addition to working in her father's shop, she established a youth club for teenage girls, which provided religious instruction and classes in the performing arts, sewing, and handicrafts. She and her family were Calvinist Christians in the Dutch Reformed Church, and their faith inspired them to serve their society, which they did by offering shelter, food and money to those who were in need.



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.… (mere)
KallieGrace | 139 andre anmeldelser | Oct 11, 2023 |
At 50 years old, Corrie ten Boom lived a simple life with her older sister, both of them unmarried, and their elderly father in a small house in Holland. When the Nazis invaded and occupied their country, Corrie quickly saw the need around her as Jews began to be shipped out. The ten Boom house and watchmaker shop became part of the Dutch Underground, helping those who were persecuted find a safe place, even to the point of building a small hiding place in their own house. In this book, Corrie shares much of her life before the occupation, including the faith that led her and her family to help those in needs, culminating in the arrest and imprisonment of many members of her family, and later to her time in a concentration camp alongside her sister Betsie.

This book is incredible in so many ways. It's inspirational, and not only because of what the ten Booms did to help others. It's the reason behind their desire to help, the way that it really wasn't even a question about whether or not they would help, and the way that they affected everyone around them, even in the darkest of places. The strong faith in God that Corrie's parents had, exhibited, and passed on to their children shows through every page of this book. Corrie herself struggled the most in this area, constantly learning from her other family members and being surprised by their heart for the oppressors. Yet she never questioned whether or not she should help the Jews around her at the risk of her own well-being.

Not many Holocaust-related accounts that I have read are from a Christian perspective, and I really appreciated seeing the little and big ways that Corrie and Betsie could see God involved in their plight. Though they never demanded that He help them, they trusted Him (again, Betsie more than Corrie) and gave Him credit when they saw Him work. I can only hope that in my everyday life, and even moreso when times of difficulty come, I can have the wisdom of Mr. ten Boom, the love of Mrs. ten Boom, the hope of Betsie ten Boom, the courage of Corrie ten Boom, and the faith exhibited by all of them.

Below are some quotes from the book that I marked to remember.

Casper ten Boom upon the realization that Holland would soon be invaded:

"...I am sorry for all Dutchmen now who do not know the power of God. For we will be beaten. But He will not."

Corrie discovered that a large piece of sharp debris had landed on her pillow while she was out of bed:

"Betsie, if I hadn't heard you in the kitchen--"

But Betsie put her finger on my mouth. "Don't say it, Corrie! There are no 'if's' in God's world. And no places that are safer than other places. The center of His will is our only safety..."

And the one that stuck out to me the most, from an elderly member of Corrie's family who spent much of her life running clubs, writing tracts, always trying to further God's kingdom. When she learned she didn't have long to live, her family members told her she was going to the Father with hands full, due to all of her work. She replied:

"Empty, empty! How can we bring anything to God? What does He care for our little tricks and trinkets?"

And then as we listened in disbelief she lowered her hands and with tears still coursing down her face whispered, "Dear Jesus, I thank You that You have done all--all--on the cross, and that all we need in life or death is to be sure of this."
… (mere)
Kristi_D | 139 andre anmeldelser | Sep 22, 2023 |
This is the remarkable story of Corrie Ten Boom and her family who, at risk of their lives, followed the mandate of their Christian understanding by providing refuge to Jews marked for death by Nazi forces occupying the Netherlands during World War II.
PlumfieldCH | 139 andre anmeldelser | Sep 21, 2023 |
Originally published in 1971.
You will need a whole box of tissues! Awesome read! I read sometime in 1984 after high school.
MissysBookshelf | 139 andre anmeldelser | Aug 27, 2023 |



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