The Hiding Place
By: Corrie Ten Boom
A bit later on a man asked Corrie if she could keep his wife safe, Corrie agreed. As it turns out the man was a spy and the watch shop and the Ten Boom's house was soon raided with Nazis. The entire Ten Boom family was arrested but, the Jews managed to hide in a secret room in the house and not get caught. Meanwhile, Corrie was sent to Scheveningen, a Dutch prison. There she learned that her sister Betsie was there with her but, all of her other family members and friends were released. After four months, Corrie was moved to Vught, a Dutch concentration camp. There she was put to work building and repairing aircraft radios. As Betsie's health started to fail she was moved to sewing prison uniforms.
When a counter-offensive against the Nazis seemed imminent, the prisoners were shipped by train to a German woman's concentration camp. The conditions were harsh; both Corrie and Betsie were forced to perform back-breaking manual labor. Before the war ended Betsie died, as for Corrie she was put into a camp hospital barrack while she was recovering from edema. Corrie was back in Holland before January 1945.
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Three Things I learned
- When Jews were sent to concentration camps they had to do hard work even if they had bad health.
- Some Jews could be moved to multiple camps.
- Most Jews were caught and sent to camps.