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Corrie ten Boom found healing by forgiving Nazis

FORT WORTH, Texas: Corrie ten Boom turned 126 years old on April 15. It was also the 36th anniversary of her death. Jewish tradition considers this a great blessing. It means that the person completed the task given by God on the day she was born. And she sure did. Survivor of the barbarism of ...

Corrie ten Boom: home to Holland

FORT WORTH, Texas: Free at last. No more fleas to be thankful for; no more beatings from the brutal Aufseherin (female) guards. A mere number no longer, Corrie recalled, “When they called out ‘Prisoner 66730,’ ten Boom, Cornelia,’ I did a double-take. I hadn’t been called by my name in so long.” At the administration ...

Corrie ten Boom: The price of helping Jews during WWII

FORT WORTH, Texas. — The Gestapo arrested and dragged an old man out of his happy home February 1944. The officer in charge told him that if he behaved himself, he would be back home soon and able to die in his own bed. Hearing this, 84-year-old Casper ten Boom straightened up, looked the officer ...