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She was much like any middle-aged woman who lived a quiet life in Holland during the first third of the twentieth century. She & her sister kept house for their widowed father. Her greatest joy was teaching a group of mentally handicapped children Bible lessons in the afternoon. When the Nazis invaded, her family sheltered Jews in their home. Turned in by an informant, they were arrested & sent to a concentration camp. After enduring a particularly hard beating, the women were comforted by the reminder that “They did this to our Lord as well.”

Her father & sister died there. She survived to tell her story: not of bitterness, but of a victory in the grace of God that can light the darkest circumstances of life. Her name? Corrie Ten Boom

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