ALL ROUND BASICS – Corrie and her family were Christians and owned and open house which means they would let anyone stay if they were in need of help. Corrie (the young girl on the right) was born on April 15th 1892 and died in April 15th 1983. She thought it’s wrong that Adolf Hitler killed all Jews so that’s why she made “the hiding place.” The hiding place was used to hide Jews away from the Nazi. Sometimes the Jews were there for a week sometimes more. She made the hiding place by putting a false wall in her room. The area behind the wall could hide about six people. To hide the false wall she put the same wall paper that was on the other walls in her room. This was another good way to trick the Nazis. She had two sisters called Betsie and Nollie and one brother Willem. Her Dad was called Casper and her mum who died when she was a child.
During the Second World War, the béjé became a refuge, a hiding place for fugitives and hunted people who were sought by the enemy. By protecting these people, father Casper and his daughters risked their lives. Their non-violence resistance against the Nazi-oppressor was an act of faith. This faith led them to hide Jews, students who refused to co-operate with the enemy, and members of the Dutch ‘underground’ resistance movement. Hitler during the Second World War wanted to create a new race. A race were everyone had blonde hair and blue eyes. He also killed many Jews because he thought they were bad his country and they were the reason why they lost the Great War
There are two main branches within the Reformed Church family tree in America: Dutch Reformed and German Reformed. Both branches represent churches that separated from the Roman Catholic Church as part of the Protestant Reformation in Europe. The Dutch Reformed branch can be traced back to the Dutch settlers who gathered in New Amsterdam in 1628. The German Reformed branch was started by German immigrants who settled around Philadelphia in the early 1700s. These two branches have much in common, yet have remained distinct throughout their history.
The Ravensbrück Concentration Camp was the largest female camp in the Nazi prison system. Many women in the camp were Jewish, others were political prisoners, asocials, Jehovah’s Witnesses, gypsies, and criminals. Men oversaw the leadership in the camp, but the female inmates were looked after by women guards of the “female civilian employees of the SS.” Ravensbrück became the largest training facility for these female guards of the SS during the camp’s active period. The women of Ravensbrück worked during their incarceration mostly in agricultural and industrial fields. However, prisoners also faced being brothels. The women of Ravensbrück suffered greatly during their incarceration, and the lack of food and sanitary conditions only aggravated the problems these women faced. When Soviet forces liberated the camp on April 29, 1945, they found thousands of women ready to regain their life and freedom.