The Hiding Place

Synopsis: Corrie and Betsie ten Boom are middle-aged sisters working in their father's watchmaker shop in pre-WWII Holland. Their uneventful lives are disrupted with the coming of the Nazis. Suspected of hiding Jews & caught breaking rationing rules, they are sent to a concentration camp, where their Christian faith keeps them from despair and bitterness. Betsie eventually dies, but Corrie survives, and after the war, must learn to love and forgive her former captors.
Director(s): James F. Collier
Production: Worldwide
  Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 1 nomination.
150 min


She was taken ...



Corrie ten Boom, HER FAMILY


Face the darkness.


Haarlem, Netherlands, Spring 1940

a BBC broadcast,

His Majesty

the Queen of Holland.

Dear Dutch,

the lights went down

free over the Netherlands.

Two weeks ago we were a

nation of free men and women

created in estimated tradition

of Christian civilization,

and now there is the silence of death.

oppressed, threatened ...

watched everywhere ...

by a power that can remove

all hope of man's soul.

the unhappy people of Holland

only remains to pray in silence,

for those who lost their voice ...

but lost

his hope or his vision

in combat

atrocity barbarism.

FLonga the Dutch life

Caf ..

... In the living room.

Attention! Caution

By order of

Commissioner Reich,

all citizens are required

to surrender their radios ...

and any other equipment


Attention! Caution

By order of

Commissioner Reich,

all citizens are required

to surrender their radios ...

and any other equipment


Good morning, Mr. Ten Boom.

I apologize for the intrusion.

- They are collecting all the radios.

- I see.

And Dutch police to help!

We do what we are commanded.

All citizens

must surrender their radios.

- A radio, does it?

- Upstairs in the living room!

Take it.

You have many nice watches here.


The box appears to be

Style Berringer.

Yes, 1886.

Well you know ... watches?

My father is a watchmaker.

I grew up under his desk.

And look what it became.

- What city?

- Mattenbraw.

Mattenbraw ...

Mattenbraw, 1895.

- Splendid.

- You should have seen the state ...

when he arrived here.

The way some people

treat a clock without care ...

without ... understanding.

It was a gift in my

70th birthday.

"When Grandpa Ten Boom

Children of Haarlem.

March 26, 1935. "

Give him the speaker.

- Over any radio in the house?

- No, no.

Good day then.



Quena not anything too expensive,


Then there's one here ...

seven rubies, manufacturing whisker,

but all the craftsmen are

German immigrants. It costs 42 guilders.

It's a birthday present.

I spend a little more.

Well, we have this ...

Bamendor style.

Excuse me.

Daddy, is leaving?

I will not be hanging around this house

doing nothing.


Excuse me ...


Yes ..

See ...

you can have notched Io ...

or you can order in Io ...

white gold.

The white gold costs 60.

... residents

in occupied Holland

must present themselves as

the following rules.

- Someone is considered Jewish ...

- Take your star.

Or partly Jewish if ...

- Next.

At least one grandparent

of Jewish origin.

A grandparent is considered Jewish

one belongs or has belonged

a synagogue.

You should not be here.

I came for my star.

They are for the Jews.

You do not have a "J"

in his identity card.

You could get it for me.

If they do not we use all

know the difference between ...

a Gentile and a Jew.

Go home, please.

Go home.

I will use my star!

And I will not take it until

God says I should take it!

The God of Abraham and Isaac ...

and my God, too!

Leader who?

Come on, hurry.

Let's go there!

Good day ...

Not Miss. Ten Boom?

Children, stop.

The watch?

Ten Boom, street Berteljorisstraat!

You took our radio.

I wrote to my father.

- I told him about his shop.

- Who are these guys?

Why do not prevent

to disturb the man?

They are young Dutch patriots.

They say he made derogatory remarks

the Reich and our Fuehrer.

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