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Miep Gies was born Hermine Santrouschitz in Vienna. Austria on February 15, 1909. After World War I, Austrians were suffering from a food shortage and she was sent to Leiden, the Netherlands, as part of a relief program to help malnourished children. In 1933, she heard about an opening as an office näytä lisää assistant for Otto Frank. She took the job and became good friends with Otto Frank and his family. The German occupation of the Netherlands began in May 1940. Having lived in Germany, Otto Frank knew the situation would only get worse and in the spring of 1942, he called Gies into his office and told her of his plan to hide his family and four other Jews in a secret annex. From July 6, 1942, until August 4, 1944, she and others brought them food, supplies, and news of the outside world. After the Gestapo raided the annex and sent the people in hiding to concentration camps, she found Anne Frank's diary in the debris and hid it in a desk drawer until after the war, hoping to return it to its young author. Upon learning that Anne Frank died at Bergen-Belsen, she gave the diary to Otto Frank and he published it in 1947. After the book was published, she devoted the rest of her life to keeping the memory of Anne Frank alive by travelling to dozens of countries, giving speeches at schools and always responding personally to letters from children. She received the Raoul Wallenberg Award for bravery in 1990 and the Order of Merit from Germany in 1994. In Israel, the Yad Vashem memorial pays tribute to her as a member of the Righteous among Nations, a list of non-Jews who helped Jews during the Holocaust. She wrote an autobiography entitled Anne Frank Remembered in 1988. She died after a short illness on January 11, 2010 at the age of 100. (Bowker Author Biography) näytä vähemmän

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Excellent memoir of one of the Dutch helpers of the Frank family.
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kslade | 29 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Dec 8, 2022 |
I have read everything about Anne Frank that I could get my hands on. She has been a hero of mine for a very long time. Another hero is Miep Gies. When I finally had a chance to read her version of the German occupation and her time caring for the Franks, I jumped on it. Throughout the story, I learned things about Miep and Jan (her husband), which I never knew and which further made me realize what amazing people they were. Miep also gets into what happened on the day the Frank family was taken into custody and what was happening downstairs. I enjoyed this book from beginning to end and believe it is essential reading for those who are interested in World War II from the perspective of those who were on the outside of looking in.… (lisätietoja)
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Micareads | 29 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jun 21, 2022 |
An important book.
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LuanneCastle | 29 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Mar 5, 2022 |
This book provided much information regarding moral people who risked their lives during the Second World War. It was also interesting to learn how very difficult and tragic the lives of many Dutch were at this time and after the war ended. The writing could have been clearer, and I would have liked more in depth discussion about why these people took the possibly fatal chances they did.
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suesbooks | 29 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jan 2, 2022 |



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