Christiaan “Kik” Ten Boom

Christiaan “Kik” Ten Boom

Haarlem Municipality, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
Death Apr 1945 (aged 24)
Lower Saxony (Niedersachsen), Germany
Burial Bergen, Landkreis Celle, Lower Saxony (Niedersachsen), Germany
Memorial ID 99778208 · View Source
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Dutch Resistance Worker: Christiaan Ten Boon, "Kik", was a member of the Dutch Underground during the Nazi takeover of the Netherlands during World War II. With his family was responsible for saving over 800 Jews from deportation to the concentration camps.
On February 28, 1944 the Nazi's arrested six members of his family while they were holding a prayer meeting in the family home. Hiding in the home were six other people, four Jews and two resistance workers. Those in hiding were not discovered by the Gestapo and were later released. All but one survived the war.
Kik was not present that day but continued the work of his father Wilhelm in the underground.
Kik was the grandson of Casper Ten Boon, watchmaker and family Patriarch who died following their arrest in the Scheveningen Prison. His Father, Wilhelm, died at his home in Hilversum shortly after the war. He had contracted TB during his time in the concentration Camp. Aunt Betsi Ten Boon died in the Ravensbruck Concentration camp. Following the war Aunt Corrie Ten Boon became an international advocate for reconciliation and faith in Jesus Christ.

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  • Created by: Robert C. Peurifoy
  • Added: 28 Oct 2012
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  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Christiaan “Kik” Ten Boom (27 May 1920–Apr 1945), Find a Grave Memorial no. 99778208, citing Bergen-Belsen Concentration Camp, Bergen, Landkreis Celle, Lower Saxony (Niedersachsen), Germany ; Maintained by Robert C. Peurifoy (contributor 46928811) .