In preparation to our upcoming trip to the Netherlands, I'm rereading Corrie Ten Boom's "The Hiding Place." What a beautiful book! It is the nearly unbelievable story of a Christian family in Haarlem who found themselves - almost by chance - helping and hiding Jews in Nazi occupied Haarlem in WWII. It is sweet, funny, sad, and terrifying, all at the same time.
It is definitely a "Christian" book, so those of you who are non- or even anti-religious might take a deep breath before you read it, but please read it. It's a perfect example of a family living out their ideals, even when it means putting themselves in grave danger. And it shows a side of WWII that we seldom see.