Published on January 13th, 2014
Corrie ten Boom, who lived from 1892 to 1983, was the youngest daughter of Casper and Cor ten Boom of Holland. She had no interest in fancy clothes or worldly entertainment. She loved her family, and she learned from her father to love all people. In her free time, she held Christian classes for children with special needs.
Corrie was trained in watch repair and became the first licensed female watchmaker in Holland. She was imprisoned during World War II for protecting Jews from Nazi persecution by hiding them in a secret room in her house. After the war, she helped victims of the war to heal from their mental and physical wounds, and she learned to forgive her family’s persecutors.