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The Reason We Know of Anne Frank January 12, 2010

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By now, it’s already old news that Miep Gies, one of the Dutch women who helped hide Anne Frank and her family in Amsterdam from 1942 to 1944, has died at the age of 100.

As one of the millions of girls who read The Diary of Anne Frank, and fell in love with the young, hopeful girl and her ordinary and extraordinary thoughts, I have to acknowledge that if it wasn’t for Ms. Gies, the world would never have known that the remarkable Anne even existed.

Read about Miep Gies here and here.

The New Yorker also has a video of Ms. Gies speaking about giving Anne’s diary to Anne’s father when he returned after the war.

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1. mike - January 12, 2010

A moment I will never forget: sneaking a slim view from the window of Anne’s attic in Amsterdam.

A worse moment a few moments later: seeing an exhibition downstairs in the Anne Frank museum which focused upon so-called Holocaust deniers. Like a kick in the gut.


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