Miep Gies Obituary (2010) - Spokane, WA - Spokesman-Review
Miep Gies
AMSTERDAM, Netherlands (AP) — Miep Gies, the office secretary who defied the Nazi occupiers to hide Anne Frank and her family for two years and saved the teenager's diary, has died, the Anne Frank Museum said Tuesday. She was 100.

Gies' Web site reported that she died Monday after a brief illness. The report was confirmed by museum spokeswoman Maatje Mostar, but she gave no details. The British Broadcasting Corp. said she died in a nursing home after suffering a fall last month.

Gies was the last of the few non-Jews who supplied food, books and good cheer to the secret annex behind the canal warehouse where Anne, her parents, sister and four other Jews hid for 25 months during World War II.

After the apartment was raided by the German police, Gies gathered up Anne's scattered notebooks and papers and locked them in a drawer for her return after the war. The diary, which Anne Frank was given on her 13th birthday, chronicles her life in hiding from June 12, 1942 until August 1, 1944. Gies refused to read the papers, saying even a teenager's privacy was sacred. Later, she said if she had read them she would have had to burn them because they incriminated the "helpers."

Anne Frank died of typhus at age 15 in the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp in March 1945, just two weeks before the camp was liberated. Gies gave the diary to Anne's father Otto, the only survivor, who published it in 1947.

After the diary was published, Gies tirelessly promoted causes of tolerance. She brushed aside the accolades for helping hide the Frank family as more than she deserved — as if, she said, she had tried to save all the Jews of occupied Holland.

"This is very unfair. So many others have done the same or even far more dangerous work," she wrote in an e-mail to The Associated Press days before her 100th birthday last February.

"The Diary of Anne Frank" was the first popular book about the Holocaust, and has been read by millions of children and adults around the world in some 65 languages.

For her courage, Gies was bestowed with the "Righteous Gentile" title by the Israeli Holocaust museum Yad Vashem. She has also been honored by the German Government, Dutch monarchy and educational institutions.

Nevertheless, Gies resisted being made a character study of heroism for the young.

"I don't want to be considered a hero," she said in a 1997 online chat with schoolchildren.

"Imagine young people would grow up with the feeling that you have to be a hero to do your human duty. I am afraid nobody would ever help other people, because who is a hero? I was not. I was just an ordinary housewife and secretary."

Born Hermine Santrouschitz on Feb. 15, 1909 in Vienna, Gies moved to Amsterdam in 1922 to escape food shortages in Austria. She lived with a host family who gave her the nickname Miep.

In 1933, Gies took a job as an office assistant in the spice business of Otto Frank. After refusing to join a Nazi organization in 1941, she avoided deportation to Austria by marrying her Dutch boyfriend, Jan Gies.

As the Nazis ramped up their arrests and deportations of Dutch Jews, Otto Frank asked Gies in July 1942 to help hide his family in the annex above the company's canal-side warehouse on Prinsengracht 263 and to bring them food and supplies.

"I answered, 'Yes, of course.' It seemed perfectly natural to me. I could help these people. They were powerless, they didn't know where to turn," she said years later.

Jan and Miep Gies worked with four other employees in the firm to sustain the Franks and four other Jews sharing the annex. Jan secured extra food ration cards from the underground resistance. Miep cycled around the city, alternating grocers to ward off suspicions from this highly dangerous activity.

In her e-mail to the AP last February, Gies remembered her husband, who died in 1993, as one of Holland's unsung war heroes. "He was a resistance man who said nothing but did a lot. During the war he refused to say anything about his work, only that he might not come back one night. People like him existed in thousands but were never heard," she wrote.

Touched by Anne's precocious intelligence and loneliness, Miep also brought Anne books and newspapers while remembering everybody's birthdays and special days with gifts.

"It seems as if we are never far from Miep's thoughts," Anne wrote.

In her own book, "Anne Frank Remembered," Gies recalled being in the office when the German police, acting on a tip that historians have failed to trace, raided the hide-out in August 1944.

A policeman opened the door to the main office and pointed a revolver at the three employees, telling them to sit quietly. "Bep, we've had it," Gies whispered to Bep Voskuijl.

After the arrests, she went to the police station to offer a bribe for the Franks' release, but it was too late. On Aug. 8, they were sent to Westerbork, a concentration camp in eastern Holland from where they were later packed into cattle cars and deported to Auschwitz. A few months later, Anne and her sister Margot were transported to Bergen-Belsen.

Two of the helpers, Victor Kugler and Johannes Kleiman, were sent to labor camps, but survived the war.

Around 140,000 Jews lived in the Netherlands before the 1940-45 Nazi occupation. Of those, 107,000 were deported to Germany and only 5,200 survived. Some 24,000 Jews went into hiding, of which 8,000 were hunted down or turned in.

After the war, Otto Frank returned to Amsterdam and lived with the Gies family until he remarried in 1952. Miep worked for him as he compiled the diary, then devoted herself to talking about the diary and answering piles of letters with questions from around the world.

After Otto Frank's death in 1980, Gies continued to campaign against Holocaust-deniers and to refute allegations that the diary was a forgery.

She suffered a stroke in 1997 which slightly affected her speech, but she remained generally in good health as she approached her 100th birthday.

Her son Paul Gies said last year she was still receiving "a sizable amount of mail" which she handled with the help of a family friend. She spent her days at the apartment where she lived since 2000 reading two daily newspapers and following television news and talk shows.

Her husband died in 1993. She is survived by her son and three grandchildren.


Copyright © 2010 The Associated Press
Published by Spokesman-Review on Jan. 11, 2010.
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A true inspiring human being...we need more people like that in the world...bless her family to find jesus amen..
Gi Lopes
September 27, 2021
Miep was truly a hero. She risked her life to save others. God bless her always and she is an angel in heaven now seeing the Frank family who is there.
Petra Volkk
Acquaintance
May 21, 2021
What a hero this woman was. She is on top of my list with Corrie Ten Boom. God bless her son
H. C.
October 1, 2017
Godspeed, and go her now to a place only heroes see....
Harry Simpson
January 11, 2017
I love how Miep Gies helped the Frank family through those hard time. She was a strong women. She was, and continues to be a hero. I would have loved to meet her.
megan frederick
May 23, 2016
Miep Gies was truly a hero. She had a long life, and was a hero for years. It must of been sad for her son to lose her, but Miep almost was 101 when she passed, which is a good long life. God bless you always Miep for the wonderful thing you did for the Frank Family. You are an angel in heaven now.
Lori Ritchie
April 26, 2015
Miep was truly a hero in my book. If it was not for her I would not have gotten to read The Diary of Anne Frank when I was a teenager, which was my favorite book then back in the 1980's. I was a big fan of Anne Frank back then, and when I graduated from high school in 1990 I thought about how Anne never got the chance to finish school and live beyond fifteen. She was an innocent victim of cruelity, and Miep Gies risked her life to save Anne Frank. Miep will always be a hero in my book and I thank God for what she did. God bless you always Miep and you are going on as an angel in heaven.
Michelle Lee Martin
April 26, 2015
Miep will always be remembered forever. What a hero! Such a strong woman. We love you Miep!!
Kelsey Reno
December 3, 2014
" Be careful how you entertain strangers among you, for they maybe angels unawares..." She was an angel sent at that moment in time for that purpose to be used by God. Her actions show that she responded to God with a resounding, "yes." Thank God for her Christianity to and for Humanity. May she rest in peace with the Master of Love and Sacrifice Himself. A. Kimble (Philadelphia, PA)
A. Kimble
January 25, 2014
I had the privilage to meet mep gies when I visited the house mep was there sat on a chair chatting happily to people I sat by her and politely asked her if she could sign the anne franks diary I'd just bought she smiled and said it was an honour I could have chatted to her all day I shall treasure that day and the book she signed for me god bless you and your family
Sharon Clarke
January 6, 2014
Hundreds and hundreds of my students came to admire Miep when they read Anne Frank's writings. What a selfless, humble, amazing person she was! She titled her book ANNE FRANK REMEMBERED, but all around the world, for as long as Anne is remembered, MIEP GIES will be remembered too!
Jana S
November 16, 2013
What a hero you are to humanity! We love studying about you while reading Anne's diary.
Shea Gregory
May 1, 2013
kenyata johnson
March 19, 2013
Meip is truly an angel from heaven god sent her down with a loving heart. God knows that there are people in this world that would not give a penny to help out with their family and yet they have over millions of dollars. Miep was a nice loving person who cared about what was going on in the world. Its nice to know that its at least on person in this world that would go through trouble to help good people out that hav'nt done anything to hurt anyone. Miep I know your gone out of this world but I want you to know that you were an awsome person and you will always live in my heart.......GOD BLESS!!
kenyata johnson
March 19, 2013
May the god of all comfort be with you in your time of distress.( 1 Peter 5:7)
May 31, 2011
Thank you so much, Miep. Your bravery helped out the Franks, Van Peels, and Fritz Pfeffer. May your creator welcome you bcak to him with open arms and allow you to see the Franks and everyone else. God Bless You, Miep Gies.
Lauren
May 25, 2011
What a hero. She risked her life by doing something no normal person would be able to do. She did it for the sake of others and showing that you should NEVER judge people by their race. No race is inferior and no-one deserves to die because of what the Nazi's thought. She provided food, water and all those little things that we take for granted. Without her, Anne would have had no ink to write her best-selling diary. Think about that. She made those people live a little bit longer, and she did all those little things that make the world go round and all those little things make the world go round. Rest in Peace forever.
Daniel
April 23, 2011
Miep Gies will forever & ALWAYS be a hero in the hearts of so many people. From my Jewish ancestors, myself, family, and friends ... May you rest in peace. You will never EVER be forgotten. JRM - Delaware *
Jennifer
April 12, 2011
Thank you for sharing your story with us, Miep. God bless and keep you, Miep (and Jan) Gies. The world was blessed by your lives. Enjoy eternal peace together in the loving arms of your creator.

May the good memories shared with your parents, Paul, be a blessing and a comfort to you and your family.
Chrissey O'Brien
March 2, 2011
i love this book so much. I read it over and over and over a million times
Sara Radel
February 14, 2011
God Bless you Miep Gies and may you enjoy your reward in Heaven because you were such a blessing to this world...and I know that now you are with Anne, Margot, Peter, The van Pels, The Franks and Mr.
Pfeffer and all your other helpers. God Bless you and my condolences to the Gies family.
Lejla Kekic
October 26, 2010
i remember reading this book when i was in the 7th grade.If i could i would read this book everyday and never get tired of reading it.
October 23, 2010
My condolences to the family of Miep Gies. Those we love left us with gifts in the form of memories that shall live on forever in our hearts. They gave us wisdom that we still can recall. These gifts are our to keep always. May the tender mercy that Almighty God has always shown be with the family now, so that you will know that you are not alone.

God is for us a refuge and strength, a help that is readily to be found during distresses.
July 16, 2010
deidra norman
July 10, 2010
May God Bless you in Heaven for doing the humane thing for the Frank and VanPels families. Kimberly Taylor(Hartford,CT.)
Kimberly Taylor
July 3, 2010
For Meip Geis and all the other heroes of the Holocaust who put their own lives on the line to help those of us who were persecuted . Miep did what a hero did and stood up for injustice the best way she knew how.
God bless her in heaven.
June 10, 2010
Dear Paul Gies:
I just saw a picture of you as an infant. It was beautiful your parents were just full of joy as your mom Miep, held you in the air. Mr. Frank was looking at you with joy it was 1951 I cannot imagine what he was thinking. Probably about the children he had lost and the wife he had lost. Your mom was a saint to put her life on the line. And she is responsible for making Anne Frank, live on as she does her today. Her memory and that of your mother and father will never be forgotten. True humanity on a level that I dont think I could even measure up to. God bless.
Lisa Healey
June 10, 2010
paul, may god bless your mom for doing a wonderful job helping the frank family, she is a saint!! i read anne's book in high school in 1979 and i loved the story ever since, [email protected]
linda pettigrew
May 11, 2010

To the Gies Family,
I read Anne's diary as a teenager and it helped to put in perspective my teenage angst which was trivial in comparison to her brief life. So I too would like to thank Miep Gies for unwittingly saving this treasured account. Gies family, I hope you find comfort from the Bible’s promise at, Revelation 21:3,4 "...The tent of God is with mankind, and he will reside with them, and they will be his peoples. And God himself will be with them. And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away." May God keep you in his loving memory Miep as you have helped to keep Anne in ours. Again my prayers to the Gies family.
Monica Henry
April 30, 2010
Dear Miep, you were a remarkable lady. You did a great deed. You are amazing. and may God bless you.
Jessica Arnold
April 28, 2010
Paul, I credit you, Lucie, and the grandkids for having done so much for your mom and dad. After your dad, Jan Gies, passed in 1993 at age 87, you all came together to grieve. And now with your mom's passing, you are coming together to grieve again. I'm sure the kids will miss both Grandma Miep and Grandpa Jan. Both your folks were great people. May they both rest in peace.
Alex Bogue
April 15, 2010
Miep Gies is a great inspiration to all those who wish to heed the words of Jesus: "As you have done unto the least of these, you have done unto Me."
She is a shining example of how one should live one's life. I'm sure that Jesus has given her a "Crown of Righteousness" in Heaven that is so heavy she can hardly stand up! Thank you, Miep. And Paul, I wish you the best as you remember your mother.
Tony Settles
April 9, 2010
we will miss u meip wow u did a very great deed and now are known all around the world and will be for years to come
1 2
February 23, 2010
A true angel we only knew of from afar. A beacon of conviction, bravery and kindness. Miep Gies understood what many now need to remember, there is no time to sit and watch atrocities -- one must act. Act because it is right. Act with love. Thank you Miep Gies... for all you did and all you gave to one little girl and the world.
Julie Gelfat
February 22, 2010
Dear Miep what a truly remarkable lady. Your legacy, apart from saving the diaries, has been in providing a role model for all of mankind. But how can we poor mortals live up to it. May God bless you.
Geoff Bolstridge
February 13, 2010
G-d bless her. There should have been more people like her in this world. May she rest in peace. (Pittsburgh, PA)
February 11, 2010
Mr. Gies, I was very sorry to hear of your mother's passing; even though she considered what she did ( helping the Frank's and the others in the attic of the office building) nothing more than what others did/would do; she and your father will always remain in the hearts of me and my fellow Jews; as noble and EXTREMELY brave!
You had wonderful parents and they gave you a legacy you can truly be proud of!!
Mrs.Marsha Himelfarb
February 7, 2010
My heartfelt sympathies go to the family of this remarkable woman. You must be very proud.
HH
January 30, 2010
I did not know Miep directly, but I feel as if I did. I was cast in a National Tour of "The Diary of Anne Frank" in 2001 and I played Miep. At that time to better understand her, I wrote a letter and Miep answered it. She took so much time to write a very thoughtful letter and to include pictures in order to help my research. What an amazing woman right up until the last. Thank you Miep for all you did for me and what you have done for the world. You will be missed.
Ondine Barnt
January 30, 2010
What a wonderful woman. After teaching a unit on "The Diary of Anne Frank" for 7 years, I feel that I knew her just a little bit. Andrea Batten
Andrea Batten
January 29, 2010
I wish Paul Gies and his family comfort in their time of sorrow. I first read Anne Frank's diary more than 30 years ago and marvelled at the time at the bravery displayed by Miep, and that was only as seen from the point of view of Anne inside the Annex. Yesterday I finished reading Miep's book "Anne Frank Remembered" (the very newest edition, where Miep looks forward to her 100th birthday) and can truthfully say that Miep Gies and her husband Jan were truly remarkable & courageous people who risked their own lives many times over in their attempt to save the Franks and all the others in the Annex. I wish I could have met Otto Frank before his passing and expressed my sorrow about his family to him; likewise, I wish I could have met Miep and told her how much her courage & resourcefulness & bravery meant. Miep was truly a hero, though she never thought of herself that way. Miep wondered why she had lived so long, why she had outlived all those who experienced the war years with her - well, what goes around comes around, and Miep's long & healthy life meant that she could continue to educate new generations about the horrors of the Holocaust. May she rest in peace, and I hope she met up with the Franks, the van Pelses, the Pfeffers, Johannes Kleiman, Victor Kugler, and Bep Voskuijl on the other side.
Meredith Cooper
January 29, 2010
Miep lived out loving her neighbor as herself. Well done good and faithful servant. Rest in the arms of Jesus.
Mary Zirbel
January 25, 2010
You are now with 6 million friends

The Pechersky Family's
January 23, 2010
Miep - A true hero. A woman of compassion, charity and love.
Marian Eshbaugh
January 23, 2010
God gave this woman a great and meaningful life. Doing what is right is rarely the easiest choice. Her choices were rewarded by her own surviving family, a good and long life, and gratefully she did not have to suffer any long illness before her death. She is an example to all of human kindness and how to honor all men, women, and children. (Lisa from Epsom, NH)
January 23, 2010
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
Lita Marie Sanchez
January 23, 2010
The world will miss you Miep, and even if you don't think so you were a true hero. If you had not saved Anne Diary the world may never had know the true story. I for one have read the book many times and still in my adult years enjoy to read it. God is with you!!!
Helen
January 22, 2010
She did for others, risked her life, without wanting anything in return. Read her story and be inspired......
K.
January 22, 2010
An admirable, courageous and humble woman has departed Planet Earth. Dare we think that other "ordinary folks" will follow her example, setting aside natural fear to live a life of brave compassion? Could I ever be such a noble human? May I never have to be put to that test!
Basia Malkowicz
January 22, 2010
Miep and yours, Thanks for the quietness heard around the world...we owe you.
Charles Babin
January 22, 2010
Miep, I have no doubt you are with God in heaven. You many not have believed that what you did was courageous, but that's not how the world sees what you did. If only we all had a little more of your compassion and willingness to do what is right. Jean Sherwood, Camillu, NY
Jean Sherwood
January 22, 2010
Miep you are a hero in everyone's hearts, wanting the title or not =) God Bless You !!!
Valorie Hardesty
January 22, 2010
I know she is in God's arms. She was and is an inspiration to all who hate injustice.
Laurie Kummerer
January 22, 2010
May God bless you for your courage and kindness. You were an angel to the Frank family and now you are truly an angel in heaven. God bless you! Liz Holsey (Goliad, Texas)
January 22, 2010
Miep, you and all the other Sister Mother Theresa's of the world will be sadly missed. But your legacy may inspire this generation to acts of selfless service to the opressed and needy. Enjoy Heaven and the highest honors the Lord bestows on you, one of His special angels.
Sandra Castrini-Catalano
January 22, 2010
God has blessed Miep with many years of lucid memories. I think maybe she was given the extra years as a tribute to Anne, whose adult life was snatched from her. This lady was a true hero.
Betty McClendon
January 22, 2010
Rest in Peace Miep, you are truly an inspiration. May God Bless You.
Romie & Eddie Atencio
January 22, 2010
It's a treasure to have gotten to know the Frank family, through books and seeing the movie made for TV. Bless your family & God be with them, as he is with you now. You are a hero in allot of people's eye's.
Monica Reeder
January 21, 2010
DEAR MIEP WHEN THERE WAS NO ONE ELSE TO STEP UP AND SAY ENOUGH YOU DID AND ANNE FRANK IS HERE TO REMIND THE WHOLE WORLD THAT SHE EXISTED . SHE REPRESENTS WHAT OTHERS DENY
NELLIE BURTON
January 21, 2010
You are not just a hero! You are my Hero!!! Wear them wings and wear them proud!!! You deserve them Miep!
Sandra Pike
January 21, 2010
May God bless and save Miep Gies , her family and all the victims of the holocaust and all the people who tried to help them. remember the words of Christ Jesus " Blessed are the merciful for they shall obtain mercy" and "whatsoever you have done to the least of these you have done unto Me".
January 21, 2010
I have always been so interested in her. God Bless her survivors; you must be so proud of her life. Karine Wellard
Karine Wellard
January 21, 2010
Miep,
Thank you so much for protecting the Frank family, especially Anne's legacy. You are an exceptional person. May God be with you.
Mary Gettys
January 21, 2010
Rest in peace. You are truly a woman of valor. The Jewish people applaud you.
January 21, 2010
TO AN ANGEL THAT MADE SURE THE PASS WAS NOT FORGOTTEN, YOU EARNED YOUR HALO AND WINGS ALONG TIME AGO. MAY YOU REST IN PEACE.
TRACY DEWROCK
January 21, 2010
A true hero and a angel as well may she rest in peace , my prayers go out to her family .......Maria/Tx
Maria LaRue
January 21, 2010
Sometimes GOD will bless all of us by allowing us to bear witness to a person's genius, their brilliance, ability to astonish us ... and then there are those like Miep who acted courageously in the face of certain danger to protect those who were close to her. Miep did not see herself as a hero, yet her bravery and unselfish behavior allowed others to sustain during the most trying of times. I cannot imagine the torment of hearing about a young childs demise under those circumstances and having the presense of mind to preserve that child's thoughts and dreams which she had written while in captivity. Miep kept her spirit alive ... BRAVO Miep, you are one of GOD's angels now.
Craig Paris
January 21, 2010
You may not see yourself as a hero, but I declare you were nothing short of a genuine angel.
Sara Yeaw
January 21, 2010
What a cool lady..............Rest in piece. God Bless
January 21, 2010
thank you very much for sharing a piece of history with us.You did not have to but you did.May you rest in peace.
shauna humm
January 21, 2010
Miep Gies was truly an amazing woman,if it hadn't of been for her Anne Frank's diary would never have been published,R.I.P Miep
Angela
January 21, 2010
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Shirley & Jerry Murphy
January 21, 2010
Miep Gies,
You were and still am an amazing woman with a heart of gold. Thank you for trying to save human beings who deserved a better life.
Elyse Berns
January 20, 2010
Thank you Miep Gies for the wonderful writtings of Anne Frank. You were an amazing woman and your husband also. We will never forget the courage it took to do what you all did. May God keep you in his arms always. S. Bowlin
Sandy Bowlin
January 20, 2010
Miep Gies is an amazing woman, and i had the liberty of being able to talk to her through letters. she is a wonderful lady and will truly be missed as a holocaust icon.
Morgan Egan
January 20, 2010
Bless you for all you did to save so many souls. You were a true angel
Tracey Cook
January 20, 2010
Thank you Miep Gies, a wonderful woman with a sweet soul.A true angel.
God Bless You Miep.
phil perks
January 20, 2010
Thank you Miep for everything you did to save the lives of the people you loved and trusted during the Holocaust. If you hadn't helped save Anne Frank's diary we would be lost without her wonderful story. May God keep you close.
Pam Wells
January 20, 2010
Thank You to Miep Gies, I really enjoyed reading The Diary of Anne Frank in school years ago and I still enjoy watching it whenever they show the movie on television. Anne Frank and her family and friends were truly blessed to have someone like you and your husband in their lives. The world needs more people like you.
Alida Arrington
January 20, 2010
I read the "Diary Of Anne Frank" during my freshman year of high school. Although I thoroughly enjoyed it, I was quite alarmed about the horrible things the Jews went through. The Frank family was very brave. Gies was also very brave. Until today, I did not remember that she was just one of those helping the Jews hide from the Nazi's. I was quite intrigued about her life, & some of the things she did. She should be remembered in the World History all over the world.
I plan on obtaining her book soon.
God bless all of you,
Leslie & Brad Omans
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January 20, 2010
Thank you Miep you are a saint and will be remembered for your love and help you shared in your life.

My class is studying the Holocaust and it is the best class ever because of what you did!!<3
Alaina L. I am 14
January 20, 2010
Thank you Miep Gies, who was truly a wonderful person, her and her husband. For helping those like Anne Frank and her family during the harsh times of WWll. Her story and the Diary of Anne Frank will stay in the history books forever and everyone should never forget all that went on during WWll. Our thoughts and love goes out to her son and his family.

Love, hugs and peace.
David and Karen McClune, Auburn, WA.
Karen McClune
January 19, 2010
MY HEART & SOUL GOES OUT TO THE FAMILY OF MS GIES.WHAT MS GIES DID TO HELP THE FRANK FAMILY IS BEYOND REMAREABLE.BY SAVING THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK MADE US ALL REALIZE WHAT THE FRANK FAMILY & OTHER POOR SOULS WENT THROUGH.WE SHOULD ALL BE ASHAMED FOR LETTING THIS ALL HAPPEN.
MRS HERIGSTAD
PATRICIA HERIGSTAD
January 19, 2010
Thank you for being there and thanks for helping people, and God bless you. Without your help, Miep, Otto, Anne, et al., I would never have heard of Anne or learned of her or her plight.
Richard Rabinowitz
January 19, 2010
May the Family of Miep Glies find the consolation in the Power beyond what is normal" to go from one day to the next; "may be God's and not that out of oursleves." 2 Corinthians 4:7
Deborah Gipson
January 19, 2010
In the bible it tells us we have guardian angels and you were an angel that looked after those Jewish families in need. You gave them your all, with food, books, and gifts that kept them alive. You will have a special place in Heaven. Even after the war you still helped people and God bless you and your husband and all the people that helped these people. You risked your own life to help save their lives. It took courage, and a person with a good heart that thought of others before herself.
Linda Sellers
January 19, 2010
Miep Gies and people like her will always be heros in my book! I'm sure
Jesus has said,"Well done my child." once again! We all need to give of ourselves as they did. our world would be a better place to live! We love you all!
Linda Kesselring
January 19, 2010
God Bless you and your husband, and thank you both for what you did. You truly are heroes.
Kim Holmes
January 19, 2010
As a 13 year old girl, in 1967, an older friend gave me a copy of The Diary of Anne Frank". As a typical 13 year old, I complained about dumb things like what to watch on TV,having to go to school,etc. Reading this book was a major reality check. God Bless you in Heaven.You have certainly earned your place there,for all the help you gave people during the Holicost. Denise Gitchell Binghamton,NY. Age 55.
Denise Gitchell
January 19, 2010
Rest in Peace- thank you and your husband and the thousands of quite heros during WWII . Dee
January 18, 2010
God Bless You.
Cindy Simineo
January 18, 2010
Miep's words, "Anyone can turn on a small light in a dark place", should guide us all.
Wayne
January 18, 2010
A hero among us. May God bless her and may we never forget the great sacrifices that she and others along the way have endured and still endure in the never ending quest for peace and dignity throughout the World. Courage defines the life of Miep Gies. Thank you.
Marcia Christensen
January 18, 2010
You are now with Anne. You endeared her throughout your lifetime. You fought her battle. Be still my soul, the Lord is on your side.
Sharon Busch
January 18, 2010
I find this time period in history very interesting. It is hard to believe the creuilty that was forced upon the jews. I thank God for those who stepped in to help. May God Bless Miep for her role in history. May the family find peace in their loss.
Jean Harm
Jean Harm
January 17, 2010
A truly remarkable lady. Meip Geis was a blessing to the Frank family and many others. My thoughts and prayers are with her family during this difficult time.
Allison
January 17, 2010
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
January 17, 2010
Miep Gies earned all the praise and accolades of everyone who read of her self-sacrificing and giving spirit. I'm sure there is a special place in heaven for her, her husband and all who helped the Frank family. I believe God's hand was in the details. He wanted Anne's story to live on and you were his instrument. RIP Miep.
Jean Holmberg
January 17, 2010
the world has lost a hero, she claims not to have been one but for what she did took courage that all people hope they would have in helping ones friends are just to be able to help someone survive the horrors of nazi regime
jerry morton
January 17, 2010
inspiring and brave.
goodbye, miep gies.
rebecca
January 17, 2010
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