Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Miep Gies Lived 100 Years

Yesterday Miep Gies, the lady who helped the Franks, died. I thought she was a very kind lady to the Franks. She was 100 years old. Her birthday was on Febrary 15 - she would have turned 101. 

After the Franks were found by the police Miep snuck into the secret annex.  She looked for anything that the Frank's might have left behind like valuables or treasures.  She found Anne's diary and kept in her desk drawer.  After the war ended she gave it to Otto Frank.  Two years after that, Mr. Frank had Anne's diary published.  Today it has been published in about 65 languages.

Miep was a very brave lady. Anne would have gone to the concentration camp sooner and her diary would have never been found if Miep hadn't of helped them.

I think Miep is a hero even though she said she wasn't because no one would have known about what happenend during the Holocaust and they would never of heard of Anne Frank.

Here is a video about Miep Gies: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2BugHGGg_3E

Here is a video of Miep explaining how she gave Anne's diary to Otto Frank. It is in another language but you get the idea: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cmXdD5t9Acw

I am going to watch the video Anne Frank Remembered. Miep tells her story about the Franks. This movie won awards. You should watch it too.

1 comment:

  1. Max: You are so awesome. I would never have been so interested in these historical events when I was your age. I wish I had. Your comprehension about these subjects you read about is great. Keep up the good work. I am so enjoying reading your blogs and I have to admit I am learning a lot of things I didn't know about these events and people. I am always anxious to see what your next subject will be.