Miep Gies, Anne Frank protector, dies at 100

Hero. No question about it.

Miep Gies, who ensured the diary of Anne Frank did not fall into the hands of Nazis after the teen’s arrest, has died. She was 100.


“More than 20,000 Dutch people helped to hide Jews and
others in need of hiding during those years. I willingly did what I
could to help. My husband did as well. It was not enough,” she says in
the prologue of her memoirs, “Anne Frank Remembered: The Story of the Woman Who Helped to Hide the Frank Family.”

is nothing special about me. I have never wanted special attention. I
was only willing to do what was asked of me and what seemed necessary
at the time.” —CNN