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The watchmaker's daughter : the true story of World War II heroine Corrie ten Boom  Cover Image Book Book

The watchmaker's daughter : the true story of World War II heroine Corrie ten Boom / Larry Loftis.

Loftis, Larry, (author.).


The ten Booms, who had recently celebrated the one-hundred-year anniversary of their Haarlem watch shop, lived a quiet life. That change in 1940 when the Nazis occupied the Netherlands and Jewish citizens began to disappear. Corrie and her family, devout Christians, joined the Dutch Resistance and built a secret room in their house to hide Jews and refugees. The Gestapo applied unrelenting pressure on Haarlem, continually raiding homes to snatch Jews and Resistance members. When Corrie and her family were ultimately arrested in the winter of 1944, they faced interrogation, beatings, and possible execution. Before long, she and her sister Betsie were sent to the notorious Ravensbrück camp. In the face of the horrors around her, Corrie found solace in her faith, and she ministered to other prisoners, providing comfort and hope. Miraculously, she survived, though by the time she returned home, she had lost many loved ones, including her father and Betsie. For Corrie, though, her journey was only beginning. Eschewing bitterness and embracing forgiveness, she provided free housing to hundreds of survivors who had been wounded by war, physically or emotionally. For the rest of her life, she traveled the globe as an evangelist, sharing her story of faith, hope, and love at churches, clubs, and prisons-even a leper colony. -- From inside front cover.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780063234581
  • ISBN: 0063234580
  • Physical Description: x, 370 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2023]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 297-354) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
The watchmakers -- Hitler Youth -- Persecution -- Razzias -- Diving under -- The angels' den -- The babies - Terror -- Resistance -- The chief -- The mission -- Six hundred guilders -- Trapped -- Privileged -- Prison -- Lieutenant Rahms -- Bones -- Mrs. Hendriks -- Summary justice -- Ravensbrück -- Murder -- The skeleton -- The list -- Edema -- Déjà vu -- The factory -- Loving the enemy -- The rest of the story.
Subject: Ten Boom, Corrie.
Ravensbrück (Concentration camp)
Righteous Gentiles in the Holocaust > Netherlands > Biography.
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) > Netherlands > Biography.
Christian biography > Netherlands.
Genre: Biographies.

Available copies

  • 6 of 17 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 0 of 1 copy available at Camden County Library.


  • 4 current holds with 17 total copies.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Camden County Library District - Osage Beach 940.5318 Loftis (Text) 31320003908089 Adult Nonfiction Checked out 04/12/2023

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