Miep Gies, Protector of Anne Frank and Her Family, Dies at 100

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The last surviving member of the family that harbored Anne Frank during World War II has passed away. Miep Gies died on January 11, 2010 after a short, unspecified illness, at 100 years of age. Gies was one of the people responsible for keeping Frank and her family alive during the Holocaust (a crime for which she could have been killed), and she was also the one who found and preserved Anne's diary. But according to NYTimes.com, Gies didn't see herself as a "hero." She wrote in her...Read Full Story

Miep Gies Dead

By Olivia on
The last surviving member of the family that harbored Anne Frank during World War II has passed away. Miep Gies died on January 11, 2010 after a short, unspecified illness, at 100 years of age. Gies was one of the people responsible for keeping Frank and her family alive during the Holocaust (a crime for which she could have been killed), and she was also the one who found and preserved Anne's diary. But according to NYTimes.com, Gies didn't see herself as a "hero." She wrote in her...Read Full Story