If you have never read or heard of this story, well...you should read the book. But basically it is the true story of a Dutch woman in her forties who helped Jews in Haarlem during World War II. It is a pretty incredible little book, and I knew I wanted to check out the Corrie Ten Boom Museum which is located in the original house.
|The store is still running|
My friend Brittany had not read the book, and didn't know the story, so it was cool to get her reaction to it.
The house was decorated and arranged to look like it would have during the war years, and there were lots of pictures of the family and characters from the book on the wall.
|The Ten Booms' living room|
|The false wall.|
|The Ten Booms hid ration cards and false identity papers in the sideboards.|
We even found a delicious fast food stand that sold krokets: a delicious Dutch delicacy, consisting of a thick stew-like filling, breaded and deep-friend to perfection. Brit said she liked them, and I ate....3....yes, I did. They were so good (but not as good as my mom's!).
I think I could live in Haarlem.