Corrie and Betsie ten Boom are middle-aged sisters working in their father's watchmaker shop in pre-World War II Holland. Their uneventful lives are disrupted with the coming of the Nazis. Suspected of hiding Jews and 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.Written by
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One of the world most extraordinary stories of World War II. From the pages of the international best seller, the drama of two ordinary women who became the supreme heroines of the Dutch Resistance. It's thrilling. It's powerful. It's true. See more »
Writer Corrie ten Boom said of the incident that disrupted the world premiere of this movie: "People asked me tonight, 'What did you feel about this bomb (a tear-gas canister) that was falling?' I was touched. I was sad. Do you know why? Not only because there was in some way disappointment for people who had hoped to see the movie, but because on that bomb was the Hakenkreuz, the swastika. What we have to do is love these people who hate us, love them, pray for them. These people are wounded people who have hate in their hearts. They need forgiveness. They need the Lord. That is the answer we must give." See more »
There is a No Parking sign with a red cross on a blue background. This sign was introduced in 1966. See more »
My grandmother took me to see this movie when it was released. I was a child and had not studied the holocaust yet but, even though I only saw this movie one time, I have never forgotten it. It takes a very special movie/story to have such an impact-especially on a child. Over the years, I've thought of this story often but I haven't ever seen it anywhere (TV, video store, etc...). It's a shame this movie hasn't been kept "alive" through re-makes and/or re-runs--It certainly deserves to be given the same respect and attention as "The Diary of Anne Frank" and "Schindler's List"! I'd love to see it again--even though I'd need a much bigger box of tissues this time!
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