The Hiding Place Corrie Ten Boom

May 13, 2011

The Place of Refuge

Filed under: Uncategorized — by thehidingplacecorrietenboom @ 10:32 am

The hiding place has a measurement of  2.5 m long by 0.70 m wide was built in  own bedroom of Corrie Ten Boom, on the second floor of the building. AN entrance was hidden behind a wardrobe and the aspace could make room for a maximum of six persons , the rest had to remain in a standing position without making any movement.

Every time an alarm was heard, the refugees had little over a minute to hide in that place, taking along their belongings. They stayed there until the danger was over, in absolute silence and completely motionless.

In this way, little by little, Corrie found herself heading a network formed by some eighty persons, the ”Beje” Group , who devoted themselves to seek refuges in houses of other brace Dutchmen who could grant shelter in the way she herself did. Most of her time she was busy taking care of the refugees, once she could find a place where to lodge them.

It is estimated that in this way she saved the lives of about 800 Jews, as well as numerous members of the Dutch resistance and students who were persecuted for refusing to cooperate with the Nazis.


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