The Hiding Place


Corrie Ten Boom

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A Jewish schoolteacher who takes refuge in the Beje. An amateur electrician, he installs a buzzer system through which someone downstairs can alert the whole house if a suspicious person is present. Leendert is in the house when the Gestapo arrest the ten Booms, but later escapes with Rolf’s help.
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Leendert Character Timeline in The Hiding Place

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...every time he travels to and from work. Two young Jewish men—Henk, a lawyer, and Leendert, a schoolteacher—arrive as well. (full context)
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Leendert makes an especially important contribution by building an electric warning system, which Pickwick has encouraged... (full context)
Storm Clouds Gather
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...kind of drill to test Corrie’s ability to handle the Gestapo. Over and over, Henk, Leendert, Rolf, and her nephews wake her up in the middle of the night, shining lights... (full context)