Corrie ten Boom: The Holocaust Hero with a Hiding Place

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2 Responses to “Corrie ten Boom: The Holocaust Hero with a Hiding Place”


  • Imagine being responsible for saving 800 lives. This woman is just further proof that as deep as the evil can go in some people, there is always a greater goodness in our species. People commit acts of evil for selfish reasons; for power or money, to be accepted, to avoid repercussions, to satisfy angry or sadistic impulses, or just because they are weak; but those who act in the defense of others do so at the risk of their own lives, at the cost of their own wealth or standing in society– they gain nothing but satisfaction and sometimes lose everything. This is how we know that humanity deserves to survive and will someday reach heights that we can only dream of today.

  • What I found truly remarkable about Ten Boom’s story was her ability to forgive that camp guard. It takes an extremely selfless and strong person to be able to do something of that magnitude. I am not sure I would have had the strength to forgive after what she had been through. I believe her strength is what made her a hero and inspiration.

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