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Anne Frank Protector Miep Gies Dies At 100
January 12, 2010
11:57 pm
Published: Jan. 11, 2010 at 9:16 PM

AMSTERDAM, Netherlands, Jan. 11 (UPI) -- Miep Gies, who helped shelter Anne Frank's family from Nazis in the Netherlands during World War II, died Monday, the Anne Frank Museum said. She was 100.

A posting on a Web site devoted to Gies said she died following a short illness but there were no other details, The New York Times reported.

Gies was the last surviving member of the small group who protected Frank. She preserved the journal the young Frank kept during her seclusion in Amsterdam, Netherlands -- a journal that was published as "The Diary of Anne Frank."

Gies and her husband, along with three other people, provided a hiding place for Anne Frank and her parents and sister, as well as four other Dutch Jews, who managed to elude capture by Nazis for 25 months before an anonymous tipster turned them in.

In a memoir published in 1987, Geis rejected the notion what she and the others did was heroic.


SR: Jan and Miep Gies are on page 21 of the Netherlands' 78-page listing in the Yad Vashem website.

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