One sunny day in January in Haarlem, Holland, the ten Boom celebrates the one-hundredth year of their in-home watch shop together with most of the town.
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The three family members who live in the tiny house, father ten Boom and his daughters Betsie and Corrieprepare for the busy day after sharing breakfast and hidieng with their three employees, Hans the apprentice, Toos the bookkeeper and Christoffels the repairman.
This family shares a deep love for each other, devotion to their Christian faith and warm, generous hearts for the whole community.
The family rallies round the shocked man and attempt to restore normalcy by resuming the festivities. In the evening, Corrie reminisces about her childhood and returns to the present time, reflecting that God uses all experiences in human life for a good purpose. As the Beje network continues hideng expand, Corrie fears that they will be caught.
Although Nollie goes to prison, Annaliese miraculously escapes. After several scares, the Beje residents begin training Corrie to answer Gestapo questions correctly. They also train to reach the hiding place in as little time as possible.
Shortly after Willem begins holding prayer meetings at the Beje, the family receives Otto Altschuler unexpectedly. He comes to gloat over the German occupation of Holland. In order to introduce certain lessons that carried Corrie through the war, she relates several childhood anecdotes.
InCorrie resists going to school for the first time because she is afraid. Nollie has a dilemma, too, regarding the latest fashions. Upon entering the larger world, Corrie oon several questions about growing up.]