Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Editorial - Appreciations - Miep Gies -

Editorial - Appreciations - Miep Gies - "“I am not a hero,” insisted Miep Gies. “I was just an ordinary housewife and secretary.” It was Mrs. Geis’s habit to deflect accolades for defying Nazi occupiers of Amsterdam by helping to hide Anne Frank, her family and three other doomed Jews in a secret annex to the business office of Anne’s father, Otto Frank.

But to accept that self-description would be to overlook the remarkable selflessness and courage Mrs. Gies demonstrated, an example so powerful that it continues to inspire nearly 70 years later."


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