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Corrie Ten Boom (born as Cornelia Johanna Arnolda ten Boom in Amsterdam) was a famous Celebrity from Netherland, who lived between April 15, 1892 and April 15, 1983. She became 91 years old.

Biography


Cornelia "Corrie" ten Boom was a Dutch Christian who born during the Nazi German occupation of the Netherlands an underground organization that rescued the many Jews from the Holocaust were. For this she was later honored by the Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial award the honorary title Righteous Among the Nations.

Her father ran a watchmaker's shop in Haarlem, where Corrie Ten Boom grew up in an extended family. Corrie learned in 1920 in Basel, the occupation of a watchmaker in 1924 and the first woman in the Netherlands, which was a watchmaker's degree. The parents and aunts living in the house were committed members of the Dutch Reformed Church, with many friendly ties with Jews, whom the Father as "God's ancient people," especially loved. Corrie Ten Boom was unmarried and worked before the Second World War in the watchmaker's shop of his father. She also worked in the Sunday school with her church, for which she was trained in addition to working in the family business of religion teacher.

When in 1940 the war came to the Netherlands and the German occupation forces kidnap all the Jews in the concentration camps did, hid and supplied by Corrie Ten Boom and her family several Jewish families in their home behind a shed. One and a half years, it went well, although it was increasingly difficult to procure sufficient food for all. In April 1944, Corrie Ten Boom was provided by a collaborator a trap, she and her family were denounced and arrested. Finally, Corrie Ten Boom and her sister were deported to the Ravensbruck concentration camp. Unlike her sister, Betsie ten Boom survived her the pain. With a Bible that they could smuggle in their arrival at the camp in the control over, they kept in the camp secretly Bible classes, in order to strengthen the will to survive many fellow prisoner.

After the war, Corrie Ten Boom rehabilitation centers for victims of Nazi tyranny and fought for reconciliation between victims and perpetrators. She preached not only in the Netherlands, but also in Germany and over 60 other countries. Its central theme was forgiveness, which is possible only through God's help. She wrote several books, her autobiography, The Hiding Place (original: De Schuilplaats) was filmed in 1975 by James F. Collier titled The Hiding Place.

From the Queen of the Netherlands Corrie Ten Boom in recognition of her selfless dedication was during World War II knighted. Her birthplace is now the Corrie Ten Boom Museum and has been for the visitors returned to the state by 1944, so that you can visit the hiding behind a false wall in her old bedroom, where Jews and members of the Dutch underground houses were.

Our collection contains 11 quotes who is written / told by Corrie, under the main topic Trust.

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Corrie_Ten_Boom

Famous quotes by Corrie Ten Boom (11)


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"When a train goes through a tunnel and it gets dark, you don't throw away the ticket and jump off. You sit still and trust the engineer"
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"Forgiveness is an act of the will, and the will can function regardless of the temperature of the heart"
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"Discernment is God's call to intercession, never to faultfinding"
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"Any concern too small to be turned into a prayer is too small to be made into a burden"
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"Never be afraid to trust an unknown future to a known God"
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"The first step on the way to victory is to recognize the enemy"
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"Let God's promises shine on your problems"
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"The measure of a life, after all, is not its duration, but its donation"
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"Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow. It empties today of its strength"
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"Worry is a cycle of inefficient thoughts whirling around a center of fear"
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"Memories are the key not to the past, but to the future"


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