A German officer who questions Corrie about her alleged underground work during her imprisonment in Scheveningen. Corrie quickly establishes a rapport with the lieutenant, who is disillusioned with his work as a Nazi occupier and constantly worried about his family in Germany. However, he's also truly committed to certain repugnant Nazi principles, like the idea that mentally disabled people are inherently worthless. Corrie tries to shift his thinking by speaking to him of the Bible, and while he seems to be compelled by her arguments it's never clear if he ever changes his mind.
Lieutenant Rahms Quotes in The Hiding Place
The The Hiding Place quotes below are all either spoken by Lieutenant Rahms or refer to Lieutenant Rahms. For each quote, you can also see the other characters and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one: Note: all page numbers and citation info for the quotes below refer to the Chosen Books edition of The Hiding Place published in 1974.).
The Lieutenant Quotes
In the Bible I learned that God values us not for our strength or our brains but simply because He has made us. Who knows, in His eyes a half-wit may be worth more than a watchmaker. Or—a lieutenant.
Lieutenant Rahms Character Timeline in The Hiding Place
The timeline below shows where the character Lieutenant Rahms appears in The Hiding Place. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.