One of the highlights of my trip to Haarlem was my visit to the perfectly preserved house where Corrie Ten Boom and her family served as jewellers and watch menders. It is an extraordinary story. Corrie was already into her fifties when her family opened their door to an astonishing number of Jews on the run from the Nazis. Most of the eight hundred plus Jews who came through their doors were passed on to be cared for by others in the Resistance, but some continued as guests of the Ten Booms.
It is nothing short of a miracle that the Ten Booms were able to operate for as long as they did in Continue reading