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Willem ten Boom
Corrie’s brother, he became an ordained minister in the Dutch Reformed Church and later opened a nursing home for elderly Jews. He worked in the underground movement, finding hiding places for Jews of all ages.
Nollie ten Boom van Woerden
Corrie’s younger sister, her insistence on honesty in all insistences nearly got the Resistance workers into trouble several times.
Peter van Woerden
Corrie’s nephew and Nollie’s son, he was a musical prodigy who played the national anthem. even though it was forbidden, on the great church organ, inspiring his countrymen.
Kik ten Boom
Corrie’s nephew and Willem’s son, he died in Bergen-Belsen after being captured by the Nazis for helping an American parachutist make it to the North Sea.
Tante Jans, Tante Bep, and Tante Anna
Mama’s sisters who all lived with the ten Booms in the Beje until their deaths.
The nickname of Herman Sluring who was a very wealthy Dutchmen and friend of the ten Boom family. He also worked for the Resistance movement in Holland.
The young man with whom Corrie fell in love, but who married another girl within his own social class. The loss of his love determines for Corrie that she will never marry.
Toos and Christoffels
Two employees of the watch shop who could not find jobs in other shops, but for whom Father found a place in his shop and in his heart.
The Jewish man whose obviously Jewish appearance made it imperative that the ten Booms offer him a place to hide. He was nicknamed Eusie and the family soon came to love him.
Harry de Vries and his wife, Cato
A couple from mixed backgrounds (he was Jewish, but converted to Chritianity, and she was Christian), they came to the ten Booms early in the Occupation for help.
A young German Youth who came to the watch shop to apprentice. Father eventually had to fire him for harassing Christoffels.
A German soldier who helped Corrie, because he was sickened by the evil of which he was a part.
A prisoner at Ravensbruck who worked in the hospital, she gave Corrie the much needed vitamins and yeast compound to help keep them well, and she was the first to discover the miracle of Betsie’s face after she died.
The man from Ermelo who had collaborated with the Germans and caused the Beje to be raided, leading Corrie, Betsie, and Father to be imprisoned.
Mrs. Bierens de Haan
The wealthy woman in Haarlem who promised God that she would open her house to those in need of healing after the war, if her son came home safely.
“Mr. and Mrs. Smit”
The names given to everyone in the Resistance Movement so that no one could be tortured to give up any actual names.
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