|Birth: ||May 18, 1859|
|Death: ||Mar. 9, 1944, Netherlands|
Born May 18, 1859 in Haarlem, Holland, Casper ten Boom was a second-generation watchmaker. He is most often noted as the father of Cornelia "Corrie" ten Boom, a Christian evangelist and author.
The Ten Boom family held membership in the Dutch Reformed Church. The family's devout faith soon became tested during the Nazi occupation of Holland in World War II. The Ten Boom family opened their home to anyone in need of food or assistance.
During the Nazi persecution of the Jews, the Ten Booms took in Jews and hid them within their home. Some of the Jews stayed only a short period until permanent arrangements
could be made elsewhere. Using her occupation as a watchmaker as a cover, Casper's daughter, Corrie, participated in a network of resistance workers. Through her contacts, Corrie met an architect who designed a secret room for the top floor of the Ten Boom home. The residence became the permanent home for several Jews and the Ten Boom family conducted routine drills to ensure the Jews could reach the hiding place quickly in case the Nazis searched the home.
On February 28, 1944, the Gestapo raided the Ten Boom home. Six individuals including both Jews and resistance workers managed to reach the secret room and remain undetected during the raid. The Gestapo arrested the entire Ten Boom family. After several days, the Gestapo released all but three family members. The Nazis sent Casper, along with his daughters Corrie and Betsie, to prison in the coastal town of Scheveningen. Casper died March 10, 1944, after only ten days in prison. He died in the Hague Municipal Hospital corridor awaiting medical attention after being separated from the hospital's record of his identity. His body was buried in a pauper's grave. Casper's daughter, Corrie, survived Nazi concentration camps and later told her family's story in a 1971 best-selling book, The Hiding Place.
He was the father of Corrie Ten Boom. Cause of death was TB.
Bio by Luke Williams.
Cor Luitingh Ten Boom (1858 - 1921)
Betsie Ten Boom (1885 - 1944)*
Willem Ten Boom (1886 - 1946)*
Corrie Ten Boom (1892 - 1983)*
Loenen Military Cemetery
Stichtse Vecht Municipality
Created by: Big Ern
Record added: Apr 08, 2009
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