My great-grandmother introduced me to “The Hiding Place” when I was a young
teenager. I ready Corrie’s story and felt forever changed. I was raised a Christian but in
recent years discovered the “family secret”. My Great-grandfather was a Jew. I’m not
at all clear on how he wound up in Alabama and married to my Great-grandmother but can only
guess at his motivation for leaving Europe around the time of Hitler’s rising power. I have
always loved the Jewish people and was taught early on that they are God’s chosen. I now have a
deeper, more personal feeling towards my Jewish ancestors and all that they have overcome. May
God bless them and those who shelter and protect them.