The Hiding Place Setting & Symbolism

Corrie ten Boom
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The Beje

The Beje is the home of the Ten Booms in Harlem. The front of the lower level houses the watch shop. The back and upper three levels serve as living quarters for the family and various guests. It is on the top floor, in Corrie's room that builders make the secret hiding place.

Germany

Germany represents a place of hopelessness. During their early incarceration, the women fear a transfer to Germany, assuming that would mean their deaths. Even after the war, Germany is a place of little opportunity and much destruction. It is there that Corrie helps to turn a former concentration camp into a home for the needy.

Holland

Holland is home to the Ten Booms. Once the women arrive at Ravensbruck, Corrie longs to be home. Simply crossing the border back to Holland brings hope and aid to her when she needs it most...

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