Because of their efforts to help Jewish refugees escape the horror of the Nazi concentration camps, they were arrested in 1944 and Corrie and her sister, Betsie, were sent first to prison and then to a women’s camp in Germany where her sister died. At the time of their arrests, Corrie was 52 and Betsie was 59. The father died 10 days after he was arrested. A brother, sister and nephew were released, but Corrie and Betsie were held.
I know in some of the schools this year the eighth grade has been required to read “The Diary of Anne Frank.” I am so glad our schools are, just a little bit at least, teaching the children the horrors of World War II because it was be a dreadful thing if ever we forget.
So, I encourage everyone to find a book, short or long, or a devotional guide, even one online, and to pray and meditate as we await the celebratory day … the reason why we have the “holidays.” This is the month in which we celebrate Christ’s birth. It’s the month of Christmas.
On a lighter note, Raf and I did attend Messiah at Bass Hall last week and, lo and behold, the gal who sat next to me had, indeed, bathed in her perfume. Yuck!