Sunday, September 12, 2010

The Hiding Place

We went to the Illinois Holocaust Museum on Friday. It is something we'd wanted to do for awhile - it was just finished being built earlier this year, and it is actually just down the street from us!

The museum did a really good job of bringing the reality of the Holocaust to life. You can actually stand in a real boxcar that Jews would have been crammed into on their way to death camps - it was made in Germany in the 30's and shipped over here to go in the museum. The museum also does a good job at pointing out the genocide that is still happening in the world today, like in Darfur, Rwanda, etc.

Photography wasn't allowed inside, so I only snapped a couple of pictures outside before we went in.

I also reread one of my favorite books this week - The Hiding Place by Corrie ten Boom. It is the true story of Corrie ten Boom, who lived in Holland during the Holocaust and risked her life to work in the underground movement to hide Jews in a secret room in her house. She was eventually caught, and along with her family, went to Hitler's concentration camps. But instead of focusing on the horrible things that were happening to her, she was able to look past them and see God at work. The story is inspiring and powerful and you won't read it without being impacted.

AND... I'd like to give a copy away! Just leave me a comment and I'll draw a random winner to receive a copy (comment on anything you'd like, or tell me a book that YOU enjoyed!). And please feel free to leave a comment if you are family, if you've never left a comment before, or if you don't even know me! I'll leave it up for a week to give everyone a chance to comment, and then I'll draw a winner on Friday.


Jenny @ Practically Perfect... said...[Reply to comment]

Sign me up! I read it a long time ago and really enjoyed it :-)

Fran Pierce said...[Reply to comment]

Well you never have to worry about me commenting...I do it every blog! I also
loved that book back when I read it.

Kate (Southern-Belle-Simple) said...[Reply to comment]

i always loved this book....we had to build a diarama of it in high school. just hopped over to your blog from jenny's practically perfect! nice to meetcha! xoxo

Anonymous said...[Reply to comment]

hey there--hope all is well!! Can't wait to hear how Matt's first week went!! xo Casey

Karen McLeod said...[Reply to comment]

I haven't read this yet. I'll have to check it out. I just finished "The Help" by Kathyrn Stockett and really enjoyed it. I love seeing Will's precious pictures.

Miller said...[Reply to comment]

@Karen McLeodThat is funny Aunt Karen - I am reading The Help right now! I love it so far! You would like The Hiding Place - my copy was actually Grandmother's and it is falling apart!

Mary Beth said...[Reply to comment]

Hook me up sis! Haven't read that in forever! Lovin your blog!

Faye said...[Reply to comment]

I LOVE reading your blog and seeing the great pictures of Will. I look for an update every day!!
I hope everyone who follows your blog leaves a message even if they don't want to win the book.

Melissa said...[Reply to comment]

I love that book! And your blog!

Anonymous said...[Reply to comment]

I actually haven't read the book. i am glad you got "the help!" do you like it?

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