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The Hiding Place Chapter 1 characters
Terms in this set (30)
Beje ( bay yay)
Corrie's sister, 7 years older than Corrie/ thinner and prettier
Father is called this by everyone in the city
Haarlem's Grand Old Man
Setting if the story in Ch. 1
Haarlem, Holland in 1937; just prior to the holocaust
The event happening in Ch. 1
100th birthday of the ten Boom family's watch shop
Pickwick/ Herman Sluring
An enormously wealthy customer. Bought fine watches and visited the family upstairs. Short, immensely fat, bald head, wall-eyed; kind and generous
Mother's older sister (no longer alive- "lives on" in the furniture she left behind)
Who lived next door?
What was across the street?
The dress shop, the baker's, Weil's Furriers
Where Father used to go to get the exact time for all of the watches
Sour-faced, scowling; temper caused her to lose jobs in past. Ten years with Father had "disarmed and mellowed" her. She loved Father and disliked all of the rest of the world
Read aloud Dickens at kitchen table when Corrie was a child
The three aunts
Tante Jans and the other two sisters of Mother lived with them when Corrie was growing up.
Nollie and Willem
Bestie and Corrie's brothers - have had their own homes for years now
Willem and Tine: 4 kids
Nollie and Flip: 6 kids
Over the years he took in 11 kids that weren't his own.
He always smelled like cigars.
White hair and beard, blue eyes
Born and grew up in the Beje (their home). He was the first boy to survive in their family because his mother had tuberculosis.
Called Opa-grandfather- by all of the children of Haarlem.
Children loved that he "ticked".(p.11)
Always wore the watches he was regulating- places for 96 watches to hang inside his coat
died from a stoke
A great cook, always wore black (the style of her time for married women); knew almost everyone in Haarlem-esp. The poor, sick, and neglected; loved special occasions
Foreshadowing on p.7?
"How could we have guessed as we sat there-two spinsters and an old man- that in the place of memories we were about to be given adventure such as we had never dreamed of? Adventure, horror and heaven were just around the corner, and we did not know it."
Father-would be thrown by strangers into a grave without a name.
Betsie- would be mistreated
What happened everyday at 8:30?
Scripture reading in the Beje
P. 7-The third employee in watch shop (Hans, Toos, and Christoffels)
"A bent, wizened old man" looked older than Father but was 10 years younger.
He was an itinerant clockmaker who traveled around fixing tall pendulum clocks in every Dutch farmhouse.
Why does Betsie keep a pot of soup simmering?
To feed beggars
Betsie and Corrie's sister; married and has 6 kids; lived Bos en Hoven Straat/ p. 9 paragraph 4-foreshadowing "how could I foresee as I zipped around the corner, that one summer day, ... I would brake my bicycle here and stand with my heart thudding in my throat, daring to go no closer for fear of what was taking place behind Nollie's starched curtains?"
Nollie's husband (they have 6 children)
Nollie and Flip's 13-year-old son; a musical prodigy and a rascal; Corrie was very proud of him
45 and a little round at waist when story begins; the youngest sister, loves her family
Mr. and Mrs. Kan
The competition- the other watch shop in Holland was owned by the Kans
Head of the Dutch Reformed Church, an ordained minister. He was the only one of the ten Boom children to go to college.
He was much more observant than other people . He realized how bad things were- the problems that were beginning in Germany 10 years ago.
In 1927, 10 years ago, he wrote his doctoral thesis on the "seeds planted for contempt for human life" p. 13
People laughed at s paper, but they weren't laughing anymore.
Some of the businesses owned by Jews, which the ten Booms had done business with for years, had disappeared.
Willem wasn't at the 100th birthday of the watch shop. Why?
Didn't try to change people, just to serve them. She didn't know of any Jews he had converted. He just served them.
Willem has scrimped and saved enough money to open an old folk's home for elderly Jews and opened it. he also welcomed in younger and younger Jewish refugees from Germany. These people have told tales of a mounting madness in Germany.
He sees everyone as the same, even though they are all quite different. He not only overlooked their differences, he actually had no idea the differences were there.
The young Jewish man that Willem brought with him to the 100th birthday of the clock shop. His face had been severely burned. He had just arrived from Germany that morning, and his burns were the result of a group of teenage boys in Munich who had set his beard on fire. Corrie hears the watch salesman say that the police in Munich would catch up with the hooligans because Germany is a civilized country.
Corrie ten Boom
Cornelia ten Boom
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