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  • Writer's pictureThomas Bonifield

The Christian Heroism of Corrie ten Boom Comes to the Silver Screen

The production portrays her courageous fight to save Jews from the Nazis during World War II.

Cast and crew of "The Hiding Place" prepare to shoot a scene during production in Nashville, TN.
Cast and crew of "The Hiding Place" prepare to shoot a scene during production in Nashville, TN. Image: Trafalgar Releasing.

The Hiding Place rolls out in theaters tomorrow for a limited release, introducing new audiences to the inspirational life story of Corrie ten Boom. Based on a book by the same name that she wrote in 1971, The Hiding Place is not a typical motion picture, being actually a stage play that was filmed for this cinematic project.

A digital poster for "The Hiding Place."
A digital poster for "The Hiding Place." Image: Trafalgar Releasing.

In the years after German troops invaded The Netherlands in 1940, she and her family are believed to have saved some 800 Jews from the Holocaust. The ten Booms, all devout Believers, actively hid those fleeing persecution by Hitler's National Socialist forces, concealing them in a small, secret room built into the family home outside of Amsterdam until they could move on to other safe houses. Betrayed by a Dutch informant in 1944, the ten Booms were themselves sent to concentration camps.


The production, which had a successful run in Nashville, TN - where the filming took place - stars local actress Nan Gurley in the lead role.


The film will debut in movie theaters tomorrow - Thursday, August 3rd - and then play again on Saturday, August 5th. You can purchase tickets to a theater in your area via this link to its website, and the trailer below will give you a better idea of what to expect.



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