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Miep Gies, who helped hide Anne Frank, dies at 100
AP ^ | 011110 | ARTHUR MAX

Posted on 01/11/2010 7:08:22 PM PST by Artemis Webb

AMSTERDAM, Netherlands – 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 not, has died, the Anne Frank Museum said Tuesday. She was 100.

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Gies was the last of the few non-Jews who supplied food, books and good cheer to the secret annex behind the canal warehouse where Anne, her parents, sister and four other Jews hid for 25 months during World War II.

After the apartment was raided by the German police, Gies gathered up Anne's scattered notebooks and papers and locked them in a drawer for her return after the war. The diary, which Anne Frank was given on her 13th birthday, chronicles her life in hiding from June 12, 1942 until August 1, 1944.

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TOPICS: Israel; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: annefrank; miepgies; nazi; netherlands
God bless you Mrs. Gies.
1 posted on 01/11/2010 7:08:23 PM PST by Artemis Webb
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To: Artemis Webb

Amen


2 posted on 01/11/2010 7:11:24 PM PST by Carley (OBAMA IS A MALEVOLENT FORCE IN THE WORLD)
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To: Artemis Webb

A good woman.


3 posted on 01/11/2010 7:15:52 PM PST by mowowie
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To: Artemis Webb
Rest in Peace, brave soul!

Lamh Foistenach Abu!
4 posted on 01/11/2010 7:22:23 PM PST by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines, RVN 1969. St. Michael the Archangel defend us in battle!)
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To: Artemis Webb

May Jesus welcome her to paradise.


5 posted on 01/11/2010 7:26:33 PM PST by Freedom_Fighter_2001
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To: Artemis Webb

RIP to a true hero.

Her long life was the ultimate affirmation of life in response against those monsters who murdered so many innocents.


6 posted on 01/11/2010 7:32:40 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: Artemis Webb

RIP, brave and noble woman.


7 posted on 01/11/2010 7:38:57 PM PST by Bigg Red (Palin/Hunter 2012 -- Bolton their Secretary of State)
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To: Artemis Webb

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qhbyG-2Y17Q&feature=related

I looked at many Anne Frank videos, and there is a lot of hate there.


8 posted on 01/11/2010 7:45:16 PM PST by Sybeck1 (Rush Hudson Limbaugh, Mmm, Mmm, Mmm)
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To: Artemis Webb

Serh gut, gnadige Frau!


9 posted on 01/11/2010 7:47:43 PM PST by April Lexington (Study the constitution so you know what they are taking away!)
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To: SE Mom; maggief; hoosiermama; Liz; STARWISE; Protect the Bill of Rights; Hildy; SoCalPol; ...

I have her book. She was a special lady.

May God always hold her dear.


10 posted on 01/11/2010 7:52:07 PM PST by onyx
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To: Artemis Webb

Miep Gies was a woman of inspiration.

Hers was a life to celebrate, not mourn.

Honored by people around the world, she was forever modest. She did her part to counter evil.

God Bless this “Righteous Gentile”, this Gentle Woman.


11 posted on 01/11/2010 8:01:27 PM PST by Former MSM Viewer
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To: Artemis Webb

I’m sure Anne and her family were thrilled to have her join them in God’s Holy Presence, because I have no doubt they’re there.


12 posted on 01/11/2010 8:33:00 PM PST by SuziQ
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To: Artemis Webb

I was in Amsterdam a couple of decades ago. We had visited the Rijksmuseum and then had only a small amount of time left in the day. I suggested we go to the Anne Frank House. It was one of the most emotional Museum visits I have ever experienced. This woman was a hero. Prayers up for her soul which I know resides in heaven.


13 posted on 01/11/2010 9:20:41 PM PST by originalbuckeye
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To: onyx

she is an inspiring person. i have not read her book but will do so.
why didn’t the nazis arrest her for aiding the franks


14 posted on 01/12/2010 5:17:30 AM PST by gussiefinknottle (woof!woof!woof!)
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15 posted on 01/12/2010 5:28:29 AM PST by SJackson (In wine there is wisdom, In beer there is freedom, In water there is bacteria.)
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To: Artemis Webb
When I saw Miep Gies's name, I recognized it immediately.

May the LORD Bless and Keep you
May He lift His Countenance upon you,
May He shine His Face upon you,
And give you Peace.


16 posted on 01/12/2010 6:13:13 AM PST by left that other site (Your Mi'KMaq Paddy Whacky Bass Playing Biker Buddy)
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To: Artemis Webb

amen!


17 posted on 01/12/2010 6:26:57 AM PST by Perdogg ("Is that a bomb in your pants, or are you excited to come to America?")
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To: Artemis Webb
Portrait of an angel: Recently

And in 1945:


18 posted on 01/12/2010 7:20:01 AM PST by AnalogReigns
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To: Artemis Webb

A true hero.


19 posted on 01/12/2010 10:48:39 AM PST by WinOne4TheGipper (Now fully qualified to receive the Nobel Peace Prize!)
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To: left that other site

I have a copy of her book somewhere that I enjoyed so much. After reading the Diary of Anne Frank this book gave more information. I have read several books about the Frank tragedy, which is a very interesting story. It is very sobering that the Nazi’s could be so cruel.


20 posted on 01/12/2010 4:00:28 PM PST by Big Horn (Rebuild the GOP to a conservative party)
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To: Big Horn

Watching movies rarely move me to tears, but “Anne Frank - The Whole Story” was one of those. This was the movie that showed what happened to Anne and Margot after they were discovered, through Auschwitz and Bergen-Belsen where they perished.


21 posted on 01/12/2010 4:02:39 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: Artemis Webb

A good person. Too rare these days. RIP.


22 posted on 01/12/2010 4:12:39 PM PST by Lockbar (March toward the sound of the guns.)
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To: Big Horn

I read “The Diary of a Young Girl” when I was 10.

That was almost a half century ago.

I remembered Miep Gies’s name from all that time.

That is how much of an impression it made on me!


23 posted on 01/12/2010 4:30:35 PM PST by left that other site (Your Mi'KMaq Paddy Whacky Bass Playing Biker Buddy)
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To: Artemis Webb

May God rest her soul, she was a true hero.


24 posted on 01/12/2010 7:19:24 PM PST by dougherty (I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free. - Michelangelo)
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