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Miep Gies

Hermine Santruschitz (15 February 1909 – 11 January 2010), better known as Miep Gies, was one of the Dutch citizens who hid Anne Frank, her family and four other Jews from the Nazis in an annex above Anne's father's business premises during World War II. She was Austrian by birth, but in 1920, at the age of only eleven, was taken in as a foster child by a Dutch family to whom she became very attached. Although she was initially only to stay for six months, this stay was extended to one year because of frail health, after which she chose to remain with them, living the rest of her life in the Netherlands. In 1933 she began working for Otto Frank, a businessman who had moved with his family from Germany to the Netherlands in hopes of sparing his family Nazi persecution because they were Jewish. Miep became a close friend of the family and was a great support to them during the two years they spent in hiding. She retrieved Anne Frank's diary after the family were arrested and kept the papers safe until Otto Frank returned from Auschwitz and learned of his daughter's death.

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Johannes Kleiman - References and Further Reading
... Anne Frank Remembered, Miep Gies with Alison Leslie Gold, Simon and Schuster, 1988 ... Anne Frank the Biography, Melissa Muller, afterword by Miep Gies, Bloomsbury, 1999 ... Pels Peter van Pels Fritz Pfeffer Helpers Jan Gies Miep Gies Victor Kugler Johannes Kleiman Bep Voskuijl Johannes Hendrik Voskuijl Persondata Name Kleiman, Johannes ...
Victor Kugler - References and Further Reading
... Anne Frank Remembered, Miep Gies with Alison Leslie Gold, Simon and Schuster, 1988 ... Anne Frank the Biography, Melissa Muller, foreword by Miep Gies, Bloomsbury, 1999 ... van Pels Peter van Pels Fritz Pfeffer Helpers Jan Gies Miep Gies Victor Kugler Johannes Kleiman Bep Voskuijl Johannes Hendrik Voskuijl Authority ...
Anne Frank Remembered
... Miep Gies, the woman who had helped shelter the family, and who had saved the diary after the group was betrayed, collaborated with Blair and is interviewed about her memories of hiding the Frank family ... The film also records the first meeting between Miep Gies and Werner Peter Pfeffer, the son of Fritz Pfeffer ("Albert Dussell" in the Diary), who ... filmed as it happened, a tearful Pfeffer offers "Vielen Dank" ("many thanks") to Gies for her efforts to save his father ...
Miep Gies - Death
... On January 11, 2010, Miep Gies died aged 100 years, in Hoorn, a part of the Netherlands ... She outlived her husband, Jan Gies, by just under 17 years ...

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    ...I was hoping she would still come back and that I would be able to give it to her. I wanted to see her smile at me.
    —Miep Gies (b. c. 1908)