Thursday, January 14, 2010

Miep Gies R.I.P.

Who is Miep Gies? 

She is the Miep in Anne Frank's diary, the gentile friend who helped hide the Jewish family and four of their friends for more than two years in the small attic apartment in Amsterdam. She is the woman who regularly bought groceries and supplies to keep all of them alive and who, along with her husband, lived every day in fear that the Nazis would discover what they were doing.

So, let us pause for a moment and recall the extraordinary life of Miep Gies, who died Monday at the age of 100.

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