Miep Gies, Who Helped Hide Anne Frank, Dies At 100
Brethren, since I love human interest stories, I just had to share this article about a selfless lady (Miep Gies – now deceased at 100 years of age) who assisted in hiding Anne Frank from the Nazis: http://www.kfoxtv.com/news/22211455/detail.html
Anne Frank’s cousin wrote of this lady:
“Every day for over two years she put herself in danger by hiding Jews from the Nazis,” said Anne Frank’s cousin, Bernd “Buddy” Elias, who last saw Gies on her 100th birthday. “If they had caught her, she would have been put in a concentration camp herself.”
Ms. Gies said of herself in helping Anne:
“Imagine young people would grow up with the feeling that you have to be a hero to do your human duty. I am afraid nobody would ever help other people, because who is a hero? I was not. I was just an ordinary housewife and secretary.”
“The Diary of Anne Frank” (published in 1947) was the first popular book about the Holocaust and has been read by millions of children and adults around the world in 70 languages.
A very selfless and brave lady in helping others under very trying and difficult circumstances.