Elisabeth “Betsie” <I>Ten Boom</I> Ten Boom

Elisabeth “Betsie” Ten Boom Ten Boom

Death 16 Dec 1944 (aged 59)
Burial Cremated, Location of ashes is unknown, Specifically: Perished in Concentration Camp
Memorial ID 70736668 · View Source
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Elisabeth "Betsie" ten Boom was born in Haarlem, Holland, on August 19, 1885, the oldest daughter of Casper and Cor ten Boom. Her younger sister was Corrie ten Boom, renowned Christian missionary and author of "The Hiding Place", which recounts the story of their family's work with the Dutch Resistance during the Nazi occupation in World War II.

Betsie worked as a bookkeeper in her father's watch shop and was a meticulous homemaker. She never married, but remained in the family home where she lovingly served both family and friends.

The entire ten Boom family was arrested on February 28, 1944 for their part in the Dutch Resistance, including their elderly father, Casper ten Boom. The family was sent to Scheveningen prison where Casper ten Boom died ten days later. Betsie and Corrie were next sent to the Vught political concentration camp, and finally to Ravensbrück in what is now Fürstenberg, Germany. Betsie died in Ravensbrück on December 16, 1944. Her sister Corrie was released from Ravensbrückon December 31, 1944 due to a "clerical error".

Millions of Christians around the world came to know and love Betsie through the book, "The Hiding Place". Betsie is remembered for telling her sister, "There is no pit so deep that Christ is not deeper still."


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  • Created by: The Kind Cemeterian
  • Added: 2 Jun 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 70736668
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Elisabeth “Betsie” Ten Boom Ten Boom (19 Aug 1885–16 Dec 1944), Find A Grave Memorial no. 70736668, ; Maintained by The Kind Cemeterian (contributor 45181153) Cremated, Location of ashes is unknown, who reports a Perished in Concentration Camp.