The Hiding Place - Chapter 13 Summary & Analysis

Corrie ten Boom
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Chapter 13 Summary and Analysis

After two days on the crowded, dirty train, the women arrive in Germany, nearly too weak from hunger and thirst to stand. Guards order them to march to Ravensbruck, a notorious, women's concentration camp. At the sight of the incinerator, dread fills Corrie. The women rush for the water spigots, but guards quickly drive them back. No sign of nature exists in the camp.

The women arrive at a tent, where they collapse onto beds of straw, only to find them full of lice. Weeping, the sisters take turns cutting one another's hair. Betsie sings them to sleep, as they lay in the straw, filthy with lice and black ash from the incinerator. After three nights in such conditions, they are processed.

Fearfully, they crowd into rooms where they strip and don a meager gown and pair of shoes. Corrie manages...

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