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Tree Honoring Corrie Ten Boom

Tree Honoring Corrie Ten Boom
Tree Honoring Corrie Ten Boom

Corrie Ten Boom is honored with a tree planted in her memory on the Avenue of the Righteous Gentiles at Jerusalem’s Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial for her and her family’s efforts to hide Jews from the Nazis during World War II.

—Susan Sailhamer

A Place of Remembrance . . . How Could Anyone Forget?

This morning we toured the sobering Holocaust museum, called Yad Vashem.

The Hebrew words Yad Vashem means, “a hand and a name,” an idiom from Isaiah 56:5 that refers to a memorial.

Yad Vashem, Israel’s Holocaust Museum

Every time I go to the museum, I visit the “Row of Righteous Gentiles.” A row of trees planted in dedication to individuals like Corrie Ten Boom, Oskar Schindler, and many others, honors those Gentiles who risked their lives by sheltering and helping the Jews during a time when few did.

A place of remembrance. How could anyone forget?

—Wayne Stiles
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