The paperback of the anne frank remembered: the story of the woman who helped to hide the frank family by miep gies, alison leslie gold | at barnes. Hermine (miep) gies-santrouschitz was born in vienna in 1909 her parents sent her to the netherlands after world war i along with other children who came to recuperate from tuberculosis and malnutrition. The girls who loved anne frank loved her in a deep and abiding way, in a way that bordered on obsession and felt both bleak and wise she was their first introduction to the terribleness of the world, and the beauty, and to sad endings that are also hopeful and true miep gies died on monday, and. Biography of miep gies, miep gies often claimed she was not a hero, but most people challenge her modesty gies, along with her husband, jan, a member of the dutch â. I am not a hero, but did what seemed necessary at the time. Miep gies, née hermine santrouschitz (born 15 february 1909 died 11 january 2010), was one of the dutch citizens who hid anne frank. Miep gies, who has died aged 100, wrote towards the end of her life: i am not a hero i stand at the end of the long, long line of good dutch people who did what i.
This content resource is one in a series on anne frank this site presents the story of the woman who helped anne frank to hide, miep gies links to an interview with miep gies, other anne frank sites, and a teacher's guide are provided. Gies sheltered anne frank and her family from the nazis in amsterdam during world war ii she came to international attention after the posthumous publication of frank’s diary. Miep gies, february 15, 1909, hermine santruschitz is famously known as miep gies, she was born on february 15th, 1909 in vienna, austria. Learn the real story of erin gruwell and her freedom writers the real miep gies did come to speak to erin's students after they raised enough money to fly her. Watch video find out more about miep gies, the woman who helped hide anne frank and saved her diaries, at biographycom.
The last surviving member of a group who helped to shelter anne frank and her family from the nazis in amsterdam has died miep gies, the woman who rescued anne's diary after the jewish family was arrested in 1944, died at a dutch nursing home aged 100 after suffering a fall mrs gies, who was an. Miep gies, tiny, gentle and courageous, is now 95 years old an unfamiliar name to most people, but without this remarkable woman, there would be no the diary of anne frank. Online shopping from a great selection at books store discover books, read about the author, find related products, and more more about miep gies.
On this day in 2010, miep gies, the last survivor of a small group of people who helped hide a jewish girl, anne frank, and her family from the nazis during world war ii, dies at age 100 in the netherlands. Mrs gies was the last survivor among anne frank’s protectors and the woman who preserved her diary. With her husband jan gies, and the other opekta employees, victor kugler, johannes kleiman, and bep voskuijl, miep gies helped hide otto and edith frank, their daughters margot and anne, hermann and his wife auguste van pels, their son peter, and fritz pfeffer in several upstairs rooms in the. Miep gies, shelterer of the frank family, died on january 11th, aged 100.
Hermine (miep) santrouschitz was born on february 15, 1909 after world war 2, her parents sent her to netherlands to recover from tuberculosis and malnutrition (“miep gies”. Miep gies at the tree planting ceremony yad vashem, may 6, 1977. Hmdorguk miep gies assembly purpose: to introduce and explore the 2013 theme target audience: primary (year 5/6) note to teachers it is up to the discretion of the teachers to determine which pupils this story is suitable for.
“i am not a hero,” insisted miep gies “i was just an ordinary housewife and secretary” it was mrs geis’s habit to deflect accolades for defying nazi occupiers of amsterdam by helping to hide anne frank, her family and three other doomed jews in a secret annex to the business office of. Miep was born over a hundred years ago in 1909, in vienna during world war one, when she was very young, she didn’t have enough food and as a result, miep often became ill. Amsterdam, netherlands (ap) — miep gies, the office secretary who defied the nazi occupiers to hide anne frank and her family for two years and saved the teenager's diary, has died, the anne frank museum said tuesday.
Miep gies hid the frank family for years, helped them survive, and even saved anne frank's diary from falling into nazi hands, despite facing persecution of her own and death should anyone find out. Hermine santruschitz (15 february 1909 – 11 january 2010), better known as miep gies ( dutch pronunciation: ), was one of the dutch citizens who hid anne frank , her family ( otto frank , margot frank , edith frank-holländer ) and four other jews ( fritz pfeffer , hermann van pels , auguste van pels , peter van pels ) from the nazis in an. Definition of righteous among the nations non-jews who behaved heroically miep gies and her husband hid a young jewish student in their apartment.