Miep Gies died today

She was born as Hermine Santrouschitz in Vienna in 1909.

….Miep Gies, along with Johannes Kleiman, Victor Kugler, Bep Voskuijl, Jan Gies and Johan Voskuijl, made up a team of helpers for the eight Jewish people hiding in the Secret Annex at Prinsengracht 263 in Amsterdam. The office of Otto Frank, where Miep worked as secretary, was located at the front side of the same building.

Following the betrayal and the deportation of the hiders, Miep and her colleague Bep made sure that the diary of the youngest of the group, Anne Frank, did not fall into the hands of the German occupier. …

Here’s her web site.

Comments

  1. #1 Markk
    January 12, 2010

    Think I’ll go play “In the Aeroplane over the Sea” in tribute.

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