Corrie Ten Boom

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Birthday
15, 1892
Birthplace
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Death Date
Apr 15, 1983 (91)
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
15, 1892
Birthplace
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Death Date
Apr 15, 1983 (91)

About

Author of the The Hiding Place, a 1971 memoir that details her family's efforts to hide Jews during the Holocaust and her imprisonment after being discovered by the Nazis.

Before Fame

In 1924, she became the first licensed female watchmaker in the Netherlands.

Trivia

After being released from a concentration camp where she had been imprisoned for hiding Jews, she established a rehabilitation center for Holocaust survivors.

Family Life

She had two sisters, Betsie and Nollie, and a brother, Willem.

Associated With

Her famous memoir was made into a film that featured Julie Harris in the role of Betsie Ten Boom.