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Rescuer of Anne Frank's diary marks 100th birthday
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Posted on 02/14/2009 9:25:14 PM PST by JoeProBono

AMSTERDAM Anne Frank called them the Helpers. They provided food, books and good cheer while she and her family hid for two years from the Nazis in a tiny attic apartment.On Sunday, the last surviving helper, Miep Gies, celebrates her 100th birthday, saying she has won more accolades for helping the Frank family than she deserved — as if, she says, she tried to save all the Jews of occupied Holland.

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1 posted on 02/14/2009 9:25:15 PM PST by JoeProBono
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To: JoeProBono
Does anyone know...what actually happened to the family hiding Anne Frank and family in the attic? I would have thought they'd end up on the same train to the gas chambers as the Jewish family they drag out of the attic.

If this woman survived to be 100 years old, then my guess above is wrong. I wonder how they avoided that fate...?

2 posted on 02/14/2009 9:30:38 PM PST by willgolfforfood
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To: JoeProBono; All; y'all; everyone; FReepers

Thanks, Joe!

Follow the link that Joe provided, everyone...read it, then at the bottom of the page is another link.

WONDERFUL read...may it never come to this again...ever.

God bless those brave men and women...


3 posted on 02/14/2009 9:30:40 PM PST by Bradís Gramma ( PRAY! Pray for the U.S. Pray for Israel.)
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To: willgolfforfood

If you click Joe’s link, it says that Anne’s father, one of eight who were in hiding....was the only one to not be taken. I’m assuming they were all murdered...


4 posted on 02/14/2009 9:32:29 PM PST by Bradís Gramma ( PRAY! Pray for the U.S. Pray for Israel.)
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To: JoeProBono
Miep Gies


5 posted on 02/14/2009 9:32:37 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: JoeProBono

Unfortunately, Ann Frank is a perpetual poster child for the publik skoolz left in their crusade to demonize the strawman right.

Truth is, she’d probably be pretty conservative today. Anyone that lived through the last onslaught of leftism in Europe would probably be, too.


6 posted on 02/14/2009 9:33:18 PM PST by WorkingClassFilth (Actually, it all started back in Mayberry. Helen Crump was a traveler and Floyd, well, you know...)
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To: JoeProBono

http://www.miepgies.nl/en/151.html

I LOVE this pic...


7 posted on 02/14/2009 9:34:28 PM PST by Bradís Gramma ( PRAY! Pray for the U.S. Pray for Israel.)
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To: willgolfforfood

http://www.miepgies.nl/en/Biography/Video/145.html

???


8 posted on 02/14/2009 9:36:59 PM PST by Bradís Gramma ( PRAY! Pray for the U.S. Pray for Israel.)
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To: Brad's Gramma

Miep Gies reading the incoming letters, June 2001. Photo: Bettina Flitner.

9 posted on 02/14/2009 9:38:51 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: JoeProBono

One of the great, yet sad, stories of all times.


10 posted on 02/14/2009 9:41:40 PM PST by Cedar
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11 posted on 02/14/2009 9:42:11 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: JoeProBono

Video clip:
Anne Frank, seen from window
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kEXuviihrrs&feature=related


12 posted on 02/14/2009 9:44:42 PM PST by donna (Synonyms: Feminism, Communism, Fascism, Socialism)
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To: JoeProBono

13 posted on 02/14/2009 9:44:42 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: mrs tiggywinkle

Ping to you!


14 posted on 02/14/2009 9:48:40 PM PST by Bradís Gramma ( PRAY! Pray for the U.S. Pray for Israel.)
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To: Brad's Gramma

15 posted on 02/14/2009 9:55:41 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: JoeProBono

Show off. I wish I knew how to do that...

:)


16 posted on 02/14/2009 9:57:43 PM PST by Bradís Gramma ( PRAY! Pray for the U.S. Pray for Israel.)
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To: Brad's Gramma

I’ll teach you Gramma , if you’ll permit me ;-}


17 posted on 02/14/2009 10:01:33 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: willgolfforfood
The family couldn't end up on the trains as only Jewish people were deported immediately. IIRC only a few days later allied activity stopped the trains. I even read somewhere where it was maintained that Frank was on the last train ever to the camp.
18 posted on 02/14/2009 10:02:19 PM PST by Hillarys Gate Cult (The man who said "there's no such thing as a stupid question" has never talked to Helen Thomas.)
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult

19 posted on 02/14/2009 10:22:06 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: All

20 posted on 02/14/2009 10:24:49 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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21 posted on 02/14/2009 10:26:27 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: JoeProBono

Das ist zer (sp?) gut!

I kan’t spel.


22 posted on 02/14/2009 10:29:41 PM PST by Bradís Gramma ( PRAY! Pray for the U.S. Pray for Israel.)
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23 posted on 02/14/2009 10:30:23 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: JoeProBono
Miep Gies


24 posted on 02/14/2009 10:31:37 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: All

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L1FdVTA8dvw
“The Diary Of Anne Frank”


25 posted on 02/14/2009 10:37:05 PM PST by Cindy
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To: willgolfforfood

The attic hiding place was in the building where Otto Frank’s business was. Some of their “helpers” did time in Nazi prisons.


26 posted on 02/15/2009 12:40:53 AM PST by iowamark
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To: iowamark

bttt


27 posted on 02/15/2009 1:15:14 PM PST by Guenevere ("He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep, to gain that which he cannot lose")
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