12 January 2010

Miep Gies, RIP

Miep Gies, the woman who helped the family of Anne Frank during World War II and preserved her diary, has died. Gies, who died Monday night at the age of 100, was the last living person in the group who had helped hide Anne's German Jewish family, who had sought refuge from the Nazis in Holland.

Hours after the Franks were betrayed and seized by the Nazis on August 4, 1944, Gies crept back into the hiding place and collected Anne's diary.In the prologue to her book, Anne Frank Remembered, Gies wrote that she was not special and not a hero.
You are special.


jams o donnell said...

A true hero. even if she never thought she was herself. Rest in peace

David All said...

"To the Saviors of the imperiled Peoples"
- from the inscription at Yad Vashem Memorial

"Israel pays tribute to Anne Frank's savior Miep Gies" at http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/1142077.html   

Dick Stanley said...

I admit I never heard of her. Thanks for the post.

David All said...

I had not heard of her story, either. Thank, Snoopy.
And yes, she was a hero.