Corrie Ten Boom
Corrie Ten Boom helped Jews escape the Nazi holocaust.
They lived in the Barteljorisstraat house in Haarlem ( Beje house ). Below was their fathers watch shop and above they had their rooms. Their house was "open" to anyone who needed a place to stay. They would hide jews and dutch underground workers until they could find another safe house. In Corrie's bedroom she had a secret hiding place, for up to six people. This was a place for people to go when security came through the house. And their was an air system that was installed in the hiding place as well.
Although, on February 28, 1944, the family was betrayed. The Gestapo (Nazi secret police ) took the family and anyone who came to the house. But what the Gestapo didn't know is that in Corrie's bedroom there was a false wall, and behind it, was two Jewish men, two Jewish woman, and two Dutch underground workers. These people managed to stay quiet for three days, until they were able to get to safety. But unfortunately only three of the Jewish people survived the war, and only one Dutch underground survived.
Ten Boom family imprisoned
Corrie's life after the War
~ Pathmaker Marketing, LLC. (n.d.). Ten Boom Museum. Retrieved from http://http://www.tenboom.org/aboutthetenboomsc48.php
~ John M. Fritzius. (2005). CORRIE TEN BOOM (1892-1983). Retrieved from http://www.tlogical.net/Bioboom.htm
~ United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. (2013). Retrieved from http://http://www.ushmm.org/wlc/en/article.php?ModuleId=10006914