The Hiding Place
Young Reader’s Edition
The True Story of a Real-Life Hero
It’s World War II. Darkness has fallen over Europe as the Nazis spread hatred, fear and war across the globe. But on a quiet city corner in the Netherlands, one woman fights against the darkness.
In her quiet watchmaking shop, she and her family risk their lives to hide Jews, and others hunted by the Nazis, in a secret room, a “hiding place” that they built in the old building.
One day, however, Corrie and her family are betrayed. They’re captured and sent to the notorious Nazi concentration camps to die. Yet even in that darkest of places, Corrie still fights.
This is her story–and the story of how faith, hope and love ultimately triumphed over unthinkable evil.
Corrie ten Boom (1892-1983) was born in Haarlem, The Netherlands. Her family owned a watch repair shop, which housed the “hiding place” where many Jewish people and Resistance workers hid for their lives. After her arrest and release from the Ravensbrück concentration camp due to a clerical error, Corrie was invited to share her experiences in more than sixty countries.
The Hiding Place was first released in 1971.
“Every experience God gives us . . . is the perfect preparation for the future only He can see.”—Corrie ten Boom
“The Hiding Place is the heart-wrenching, powerfully inspiring story of the triumph of God’s love and forgiveness in the heart of Nazi concentration camp survivor Corrie ten Boom. Beautifully penned by Elizabeth and John Sherrill, it will always sit on the top shelf of Christian classics.” — Peter Marshall, author, The Light and the Glory and From Sea to Shining Sea
“One of the most remarkable stories of one of the most remarkable women I’ve known. I recommend it most enthusiastically.” — Chuck Colson, founder and chairman, Prison Fellowship