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The Hiding Place by Corrie ten Boom
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Sep 19, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: non-fiction, memoirs-bios-autobios, female-author, 2011
Read in August, 2011

This book provided one of the best examples of "acceptance" and "allowing the divine plan to unfold" that I have ever read or witnessed. The optimism, love and hope displayed by the one sister Betsie was very inspirational. Equally wonderful was the activism and passion of her sister Corrie, the author, before, during and after her release from the concentration camp.

The book describes the family’s and community’s activity in Holland to hide the Jews from the Nazis. Both sisters and many others were ultimately arrested and sent to the Ravensbruck concentration camp. Their bravery and the complexity of their hiding activities was amazing. Their captivity details were specific, inhumane and horrific. However what stood out for me was not the holocaust atrocities but the amazing power of love, hope, trust and forgiveness.

A quick read and well worth it for both knowledge and inspiration.

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