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The Hiding Place by Corrie Ten Boom is the story about the life of a woman in Holland during the German Nazi invasion and holocaust Miss Ten Boom tells about her childhood helping people escape through the anti-Nazi underground her arrest and imprisonment and her releaseAs a child Miss Ten Boom grew up in their familys watch shop with her mother father sisters Nollie and Betsie brother Willem and aunts Tante Jan Tante Anna and Tante Bep Her close-knit family was a very important part of her life They worked together to keep up the house and the shop People would always be at their house to visit needing a place to stay or just to hear Father read the Bible Through her brother she met Karel with whom she fell in love He was a schooled man very intelligent and cunning Though he also had a love for Corrie he would never court her let alone marry her His family arranged his marriage with a woman that had a large dowry The rejection hurt Corrie at that young age but was soon forgotten and placed behind her Her family was always known for helping people less fortunate In a persons time of need her mother always took food and a warm smile to help Whenever a child was homeless they could always go to the Beje for shelter It was not a surprise then when Corrie and the rest of her family got involved with the anti-Nazi underground She had been noticing that everything in her little town was changing There were police stationed everywhere and a curfew was being set The Germans were beginning to take control Corrie had found out from her brother Willem that there were Jewish people needing a place to stay The family decided to open the Beje to take people in mostly until they found them a new home Corrie found a man inside the German government to
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