DVD Special Features:
• English and Spanish languages with optional English and Spanish subtitles?
• Corrie ten Boom: A Faith Undefeated, a 55-minute documentary
• Comprehensive leader’s guide with lesson plans, background information, and more
• Reproducible student handouts, including comprehension and discussion questions, puzzles, activities, coloring, and more
• More activities for children at www.torchlighters.org and www.kidsofcourage.com
Introduce children to the story of Corrie ten Boom, who helped protect Jews from the Nazi regime during World War II. An amazing story of courage, sacrifice, and forgiveness.
Media Type: DVD
Running Time: 34 Min
Midwest Book Review, December 2013
Part of the Torchlighters animated DVD series created to spread the word about real-life young adult Christian heroes and heroines throughout history, The Corrie ten Boom Story tells of a girl and her family who risked everything—and paid a tragic price—to do what was right. Corrie’s family were Dutch Christians and skilled at repairing watches. But when the Nazi’s invaded and spread their genocidal policies, the ten Booms risked everything to protect Jewish refugees, acquiring extra ration cards to feed them, hiding them in their home, and helping them escape deportation to the Nazi death camps. Their nobility and defiance caused them great suffering when a Dutch informant betrayed them to the Nazis. The family was arrested and imprisoned; Corrie’s elderly father died ten days later, and her sister Betsie eventually died in the Ravensbruck concentration camp. Other members of the family were released, and Corrie herself was given freedom in December of 1944 due to a clerical error. After the war, she created a rehabilitation center in the Netherlands, and continued to work for just causes for as long as her body lent her the strength to do so. Highly recommended.
Christian Film Database, December, 2013
What a POWERFUL animation of a true story. Here are a couple of things about this film that I loved:
The statement, “The Good Shepherd gave His life for the sheep, shall we do any less for His chosen people.”
No matter what happens, even the most difficult of situations, God is ALWAYS with us.
I didn’t realize how strong Corrie’s sister really was. What an amazing example of a true Christian.
Powerful forgiveness in the midst of such terrible treatment the sister showed and Corrie shows many years later.
The fleas/lice story and thanking God for them and finding out later WHY they were truly indeed a blessing for the prisoners. This was my favorite part of the film and really showed I Thessalonians 5:18 – In every thing give thanks, for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.
The sister’s attitude – “I’m ready, Thy will be done” – Over 15 years ago, Roger gave me a cartoon of a bunch of cattle on the way to a slaughterhouse and while everyone else was afraid, one of them was relaxed and had a silver reflector as if to get a suntan on the way to his destruction. This is the type of peace that God can provide for us in any and all situations.
The quote from Corrie Ten Boom, “God does not have problems, only plans”. What a family, what a woman, what faith. I pray that we will all show this kind of faith and trust in God.
This film we highly recommend, for children too, but watch it with them so you can answer their questions about the holocaust.
Gracia Burnham, New Tribes Mission, author
As a child, I learned forgiveness from Corrie ten Boom’s story. Years later I would need to practice that very thing when we were held hostage in the jungle. I am grateful for her example and life!