An unnamed man Corrie meets during a postwar speaking tour in Germany, whom she recognizes as a guard she and Betsie encountered at Ravensbruck. Remembering all the suffering Betsie endured there, Corrie feels as though she can’t shake the man’s hand and forgive him; but when she prays to Jesus for help, she feels a warm sensation and finds that her arm rises automatically. She interprets this episode as evidence that practicing forgiveness, even in difficult circumstances, brings one closer to the divine.
The S.S. guard Character Timeline in The Hiding Place
The timeline below shows where the character The S.S. guard appears in The Hiding Place. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
The Three Visions