Walk of freedom question 20

Corrie ten Boom

Corrie ten Boom was a member of the resistance fighter who later became an evangelist. Corrie and her family hid Jewish and other refugees in a secret room in their house.

What was the profession of Corrie’s father?

  1. Art dealer
  2. Greengrocer
  3. Pharmacist
  4. Watchmaker /Jeweller

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Video: Corrie ten Boom house

Willem ten Boom started a watchmaking shop in 1837. After he died, his son Casper took over the business and the house, where he lived with his daughters Betsie and Corrie. When World War II broke out, they helped hundreds of Jews and other refugees by hiding them in their home. On 28 February 944, the housed was raided and 30 people were arrested. Casper ten Boom died in the prison of Scheveningen. Betsie died in camp Ravensbrück. Corrie survived the war and became an evangelist. For more information or a visit to the Corrie ten Boomhuis, visit www.corrietenboom.com