Mount Vernon - In 1940, the Nazis invaded the Netherlands. Jewish people were hunted and exterminated and Corrie ten Boom and her family, Dutch Christian helped many Jews escape the Nazi Holocaust and was imprisoned for it. Her most famous book,” The Hiding Place”, describes the ordeal.
On Thursday August 15, 2013, the Elixir Chautauqua Series welcomes ten Boom to share her story. The event, part of the year round series, is held at ThePlace@TheWoodard located at 111 S. Main Street in downtown Mount Vernon, Ohio. The doors open at 6 PM and the program starts at 7 PM and is a donation basis, so you already have your ticket.
Portraying Corrie ten Boom will be Rachel Ball, a veteran of the Chautauqua stage, who has portrayed Corrie nearly 100 times around the state of Ohio. Opening the program will be Marian Funk, returning to present her amazing Klezmer music on accordion.
Elixir wishes to thank the Ohio Humanities Council, Ariel Foundation and the Rolls-Royce Charities/Civic Fund for helping to support in part bringing a wide range of historical first person performances to Knox County. For further information on this program and up-coming programs visit www.elixirpresents.com or www.VisitKnoxOhio.org or call 740-392-6102.