As the persecution of Jews began, their family almost could not help but take in refugees, as the Ten Booms were known for their kindness, hospitality, and love. Over time Corrie and her family became the center of a massive operation to hide Jews in their city and around the country. Their home was indeed a Hiding Place. They were eventually betrayed, arrested and taken to a concentration camp. Even there Corrie and her sister Betsie’s faith was a bright light in a dark world. They shared with many of the hope offered by Jesus. She recounts incredible hardships and trials and how their faith in Christ kept them through it all, how the Lord provided for them and protected them, and how they ministered to many in the camps.
I have read many books about the Holocaust over the years, but this was different than any of them, and I was gripped by Corrie’s story. It’s encouraging, convicting and inspiring. I highly recommend this memoir!