Corrie Ten Boom in World War II

509 WordsJan 25, 20182 Pages
Introduction This Flyer is based on WWII, and the Ten Boom family. Corrie Ten Boom is one of the family members. Her family and her, helped many people in WWII, and risked their lives to save other people. They helped other people because the Nazis were looking for them. The Family were Christians, and would help anyone no mater what. Early Life Corrie Ten Boom was born on April 15, 1892, in Haarlem, Netherlands. In her family, Corrie was the youngest child. She had one brother, Willem, and two sisters, Betsie and Nollie. Her father was Casper Boom, and was a watchmaker and jeweler. They lived in the Barteljorisstraat house in Haarlem ( Beje house ). Below was their fathers watch shop and above they had their rooms. Their house was "open" to anyone who needed a place to stay. They would hide jews and dutch underground workers until they could find another safe house. In Corrie's bedroom she had a secret hiding place, for up to six people. This was a place for people to go when security came through the house. And their was an air system that was installed in the hiding place as well. Beje Movement In the "Beje" movement, Corrie became the leader, who would look for other "safe houses" in the country. She would search for Dutch families who were brave enough to take in people. Most of her life was spent trying to protect, and keep them hidden from the Nazis. Through her hard work she was able to save over 800 people in WWII. Although, on February 28, 1944, the family was

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