Skip to comments.Miep Gies, Anne Frank protector, dies at 100
Posted on 01/12/2010 5:45:24 PM PST by Vigilanteman
(CNN) -- Miep Gies, who ensured the diary of Anne Frank did not fall into the hands of Nazis after the teen's arrest, has died. She was 100.
Gies was among a team of Dutch citizens who hid the Frank family of four and four others in a secret annex in Amsterdam, Netherlands, during World War II, according to her official Web site, which announced her death Monday. She worked as a secretary for Anne Frank's father, Otto, in the front side of the same Prinsengracht building.
The family stayed in the secret room from July 1942 until August 4, 1944, when they were arrested by Gestapo and Dutch police after being betrayed by an informant.
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...and here we are in the midst of another sorry episode in human history...
One is AP and one is BBC. This is CNN. Same subject, different perspectives, therefore, different stories.
The linked article quotes Mrs. Gies as saying “there is nothing special about me.”
Quite the opposite! She took a huge long-term personal risk for no personal gain. It was done just to save the lives of others. Simply remarkable. May God bless her.
God welcomes this brave woman into His Kingdom.
Anne Frank will greet her with a kiss.
There is certainty of goodness & rewards in human existence, have no doubt.
Another saint goes home.