The Hiding Place


Corrie Ten Boom

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A Jewish woman who takes refuge in the Beje. Mary’s presence is especially risky, as she has asthma and can be heard wheezing even inside the secret room; however, the family and the other fugitives unanimously vote to give her a place in the house. After Corrie’s arrest, Mary escapes the house with Rolf’s help, but is eventually arrested while walking down the street; no one is able to find out why she risked going outside or what happens to her.
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Mary Itallie Character Timeline in The Hiding Place

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Three more fugitives arrive: Thea Dacosta, Mary Monsanto, and Mary Itallie. Mary, an elderly lady, poses an additional security problem. It’s difficult... (full context)
The Raid
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...the room. She’s just gotten back in bed and is praying for God to heal Mary’s wheezing when the Gestapo officers burst inside. (full context)
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...about. She puts on her clothes, trying to make noise to cover up any of Mary’s asthma. She wants to grab the prison bag that she’s kept prepared for such a... (full context)
The Lieutenant
Faith and Action Theme Icon the Gestapo to “guard” it. All of the fugitives are safe now except for Mary Itallie, who inexplicably went walking during the day and got arrested. (full context)