It is a historical fact that millions of Jewish men, women, and children were murdered before and during World War II by Germans following policies dictated by their German leader, Adolph Hitler. Millions more suffered atrocities short of death. There were Gentiles who suffered torture and death at the hands of the Germans because of their compassion for the Jews. One of them was a lady named Corrie Ten Boom. Corrie and her family hid and sheltered Jewish people in Holland where they lived. They built a hidden room in their home where their Jewish guests could not be found by the Germans. Eventually, the Germans took Corrie and other family members to Germany where her father died in a concentration camp. Corrie survived the camps. She lived to tell about her life. Her exciting book, The Hiding Place, tells her story. Corrie not only had compassion for the Jewish people, she had compassion for her German torturers shown by her forgiving them and witnessing to them about her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
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Compassion – A One-Minute Testimonial Announcement
Faith Committee, Character Council of Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky
Contributed by Ron Wallie
Husband and Father of Nine, Southington, OH
October 4, 2003