The Hiding Place


Corrie Ten Boom

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Willem’s son, and Corrie’s nephew. Like his cousin Peter, Kik is an important member of Corrie’s operation, working as a “runner” to ferry supplies and news between different safe houses. During Corrie’s time in the concentration camp, Kik is arrested while helping an American parachutist reach the North Sea, and is then deported to Germany. Several years after the war, the family learns that he has been killed in a concentration camp.
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Kik ten Boom Character Timeline in The Hiding Place

The timeline below shows where the character Kik ten Boom appears in The Hiding Place. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
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Corrie hurries out to Willem’s house, where she finds Tine and their adult son Kik and gives them the Amsterdam address of Mrs. Weil’s sister. That night, Kik comes to... (full context)
The Secret Room
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...night the doorbell rings and Corrie runs downstairs, expecting another refugee. Instead, it’s Willem’s son Kik; he tells her to get her bicycle and come with him, even though it’s after... (full context)
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...which will help minimize the danger to everyone in her work. Just as she and Kik are preparing to leave, Pickwick tells them he’s learned that Peter will soon be released.... (full context)
The Lieutenant
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...embraced by Willem, Nollie, and Betsie for the first time in months. Willem says that Kik has been arrested and deported while helping a downed American parachutist; Father, meanwhile, died in... (full context)
The Three Visions
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...hear of Betsie’s death, and share another piece of bad news—there’s been no news of Kik since his deportation, and Willem has no idea if he’s even alive. (full context)