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THE HIDING PLACE STUDY GUIDE
The Nazis during World War II and Corrie’s doubts, fears, and despair.
Sometimes depressing and somber, but mostly uplifting and joyful.
Point of View
First person (Corrie is the narrator if her own story)
This story is written in the past tense.
This part of the autobiography occurs from the beginning with the celebration of the 100 years the watch shop had been in business through a flashback of Corrie’s life at the Beje.
Corrie’s reminiscence of the 100th anniversary of the establishment of the ten Boom watch shop; her flashback to childhood experiences that molded her beliefs from 1892 when she was born until 1937; the ten Booms’ decision to hide Jews from the Nazis; the raid on their house and their subsequent arrest; Father’s death ten days after his arrest; and Corrie and Betsie’s imprisonment at Scheveningen and Vught prisons and later in Ravensbruck.
The climax comes when Betsie dies, foreseeing on her deathbed Corrie’s ministry: to tell their story and help people find Jesus.
Betsie dies at Ravensbruck, but her visions of the future lead Corrie to find a ministry where she will tell what happened during their imprisonment and how God and Jesus were always with them at their darkest hours. As a result, Corrie spends nearly the rest of her life setting up homes to heal people damaged by the war, devoting a former concentration camp to the same purpose, and traveling to tell her story.
God’s love is ever-present; love for our fellow man; prejudice; honesty; and the responsibility of a Christian to stand up against evil
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