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Anne Frank Remembered

4.27 of 5 stars 4.27  ·  rating details  ·  42,914 ratings  ·  496 reviews
She found Anne Frank's diary and brought the world a message of love and hope. For more than two years, Miep Gies and her husband helped hide the Franks from the Nazis. Like thousands of unsung heroes of the Holocaust, they risked their lives each day to bring food, news, and emotional support to the victims. From her own remarkable childhood as a World War I refugee to th ...more
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Published January 21st 2009 by Oasis Audio (first published January 1st 1987)
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Chris
If a person has heard Miep Gies speak, this book is extactly like her speech. She may have a co-author, but her voice comes though loud and clear.

Like the documentry about Anne Frank, this book does much in dispelling some of the myths that surrond the Frank family and thier assoicates. In many ways, Otto and Anne Frank still dominant the book. In part, this is because Gies had a closer relationship to Mr. Frank, and in part because of the popularity of Anne Frank's diary. Gies, however, brings
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Randy
“I am not a hero. I stand at the end of the long, long line of good Dutch people who did what I did or more—much more—during those dark and terrible times years ago, but always like yesterday in the hearts of those of us who bear witness. Never a day goes by that I do not think of what happened then.

More than twenty thousand 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.” (from th
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Jeanette  "Astute Crabbist"
Wow! This story will teach you everything you need to know about true friendship, loyalty, and fortitude. It's better than any novel of World War II.
Terri Lynn
This is one of those books that both breaks your heart and uplifts you at the same time. Miep Gies does not see herself and her husband as "heroes" but they most certainly are. They are the couple who helped hide Otto Franks' family in Holland during World War 2. His daughter Anne did not survive the Nazi concentration camp but her diary, her thoughts, her words, and her heart will live forever. It was through the actions of Miep Gies who first hid the Franks and then rescued and saved Anne's di ...more
Edwina Hall Callan
Simply fascinating, as I knew it would be.
Tears in my eyes as I read that Peter van Daan survived "The Auschwitz Death March"
(as did Elie Wiesel who documented that nightmare experience in the book "Night"),
only to die in Mauthausen on the same day that the camp was liberated by the Americans.
Chimera
This is a book I discovered as a teenager and which soon became one of my all time favourites. Enthralled like so many others by Anne Frank’s diary, I was even more fascinated by Miep Gies’s account. So when the French television aired a new film version of the Diary a few weeks ago I hurriedly ordered a copy of Anne Frank Remembered on Amazon and dug into it as soon as it arrived.

Unfortunately I was at first disappointed as I found it difficult to get into. Having just finished The Kite Runner,
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David P
In the flurry of anniversaries of World War II one stands out, the 50th anniversary of the passing of Anne Frank, who died of typhus and hunger in Bergen Belsen, around March 1, 1945. The anniversary was marked by a special performance in Washington of "The Diary of Anne Frank", and Miep Gies came to attend, a stocky gray-haired Dutch lady of 86. Miep Gies was the one who helped sustain the Franks in their hiding place, and who later, after the Germans found out about the "Secret Annex" and rai ...more
Megan
I recently reread, "The Diary of Anne Frank" and while it is a very moving and wonderful journal it left me with so many questions about how the hiding place really worked out for so many months. The answer is Miep Gies. Now she was an amazing woman. Vienna born and Dutch by marriage she was a good friend to the Frank family and worked in Otto Frank's pectin store front for many years before they went into hiding. She shopped and came for visits and offered comfort and support to the people in t ...more
Stephanie
I read The Diary of a Young Girl as a child and I loved the book and was horrified at the events that occurred ....

I found Anne Frank Remembered to be a haunting book...

I appreciate that it was written by the heroine who sheltered Anne and her family and other people during the war.

This POV provided a window into Anne's personality, as well as specific details that weren't included within Anne's diary...

Additionally, the story provide a view on the war itself on how folks of Holland (in general
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Amanda Yeargin
I decided to read Anne Frank as an independent reading book. This book is basically about a girl named Anne and she has to go into hiding with her family. She is struggling to survive. Soo if you want to find out more you should read this book. She has an external conflict with the Nazi's because she is hiding from them and is sort of fighting against them because by them hiding they aren't succeeding in catching all the people.
I have an text-to-self connection. I had a relative that probably
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Monica
Audiobook. Enjoyed this very much. Excellent narrator. Anne Frank's familiar story told from the rescuer's viewpoint. I found most interesting the lives of the Dutch during the Nazi occupation, as I already knew the story of the Franks. This didn't add much to that knowledge, other than Meip's impressions of the family. She's mortified, for example, that the dentist is depicted in the play and movies as a difficult character. She insists he wasn't anything like those characterizations. She defen ...more
Scott
Absolutely riveting autobiographical account of Miep Gies, the woman who (along with her husband, Jann) kept Anne Frank and her family in her attic during WWII in Amsterdam. From start to finish, this is very absorbing.

You'll also learn about Gies' life before the Franks came to her. This really helps to establish the setting of the story we're all familiar with in the attic. It's a great and moving narrative on its own, yet it also works to bring greater richness and atmosphere to Anne's diary.
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Kelsey Hanson
This book tells the story of the incredibly courageous and kind-hearted Miep Gies, one of the people responsible for hiding Anne Frank and her family and the woman who saved Anne's precious diary. I am not a cryer. I've been able to make it through many different holocaust novels dry-eyed but this story was so heartfelt that the sheer emotion of it had me wiping my eyes and trying to pull myself together (On a related note, listening to the audiobook at work is a REALLY bad idea). Miep and her f ...more
MissDziura
I listened to a Playaway version of Miep Gies' book Anne Frank Remembered. It was a powerful memoir of Miep's life before, during and after her association with the Frank family. Students generally hear the name Miep Gies if they study Anne Frank but it is usually just a mention of her name. The chapter's of this book are written in such a way that a class can read a chapter here and there to get a slice of the life Miep lived. This was the first book I have listened to using a Playawy and I was ...more
Nicola
I am not sure if it is merely the content that brought this book up to a 5 - that alone would do it for me - but the reader on my audiobook was phenomenal as well. Her voice, and the words drew me back many years to a horrible time. I recalled reading Anne Frank:The Diary of a Young Girl many times as I grew up. It was amazing to hear what happened on the other side of the bookcase. Every time Miep went up to visit her friends I recalled entering that space myself and climbing those steep stairs ...more
Paul
This book meant a lot to me on many levels. It expanded the original Anne Frank diary story by explaining how the family came to Amsterdam, why they went into hiding, how they were helped and what those helpers faced on the outside. It also gave an amazing account of what the Dutch people experienced before, during and after the NAZI occupation. The personal story of Miep Gies was also incredible. I never knew she came from Austria as a little girl and that her native language was German ... how ...more
Correen

The story as told by Miep Gies adds context and understanding to The Diary Anne Frank. I found it very satisfying to hear of Miep's fondness for Anne and her entire family including the fact that Otto Frank came to live with Miep and her husband after the was. As I read the diary years ago, I wondered what was happening among their friends as they helped and felt deep concern for the eight persons in the attic. Miep tells not only that but also the experience she and her husband in the undergrou
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Lorna
This book had me in floods of tears. Miep's modesty is really touching. At one point I asked myself if I had been in Miep's situation would I have done the same without hesitation as she did? I just don't know but I sincerely hope so.
On the other side of the coin I am actually Jewish, so in reality it would have been the other way around, and I would have been hoping and praying for my own Miep Gies.
The most touching memorial to Anne Frank I've read as yet, and a most extraordinary account of a
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Noel Wallace
This book was one of those books that I read in preparation for my upcoming performance of The Diary of Anne Frank. Coming into this book, I expected just to learn more about the Frank family and what they experienced during their time in hiding. Instead, I came away with a whole new perspective on what the war really was for some people.

I'm not going to review this book in the traditional sense because I feel this book is beyond that. Instead, I am just going to tell you what I thought.

First
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Krista
I recently saw my daughter perform as Mrs. Frank in the stage version of The Diary of Anne Frank, so when I saw that this memoir of the likeable and helpful Miep character was available to download, I jumped at it. In the play, it's obvious that the Franks and the others hiding out in the Annex couldn't have survived without Miep and others bringing them food and other supplies, but not until I heard her whole story did I realise just what risks this courageous young woman was taking every day.

I
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Gerry
Jan 23, 2010 Gerry rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: anyone
I have to put my hand up and admit that I have never read anything about Anne Frank before. This was a positive and personal choice. My mother was born of Jewish parents and converted to Christianity at a time my grandfather felt it worthy of the comment that it would not save her from the Nazis. Because of this I have always been afraid to pursue the subject but fully aware of the horrors to which the Jewish people were subjected. It must also be remembered that of the 11 million slaughtered in ...more
Blanche
Hard to put down. While the Diary of Anne Frank is touching, this is more powerful because you see Anne and the entire Frank family from the eyes of someone who knew them and loved them. When Otto Frank opened the letter telling him his daughters were dead she was standing right there, so you really feel for her and for him profoundly. It's also a very good look at what Amsterdam was like during the war, from more than just the viewpoint of Jewish survivors. Unlike Poland at the time, German sym ...more
Sarah
Feb 14, 2013 Sarah rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Anyone who has read The Diary of Anne Frank
WOW! This is a very powerful book told from the perspective of friend and office worker of Otto Frank, Miep Gies, and her part in being one of the Dutch citizens who helped care for the Franks and the Van Pels, as well as Dr. Fritz Pfeffer, who were Jews in hiding in Holland during WWII.

I loved hearing this side of the story as the only one I was previously familiar, in regards to Anne Frank in hiding, was told from the girl herself in her diary. It was great to see the adult perspective; views
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Brenda
I read The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank some time ago, and purchased this one last year. I am so glad I have finally read it…it gives the other perspective completely on this heart-breaking story.

From the World Socialist Web Site on her death at age 101 – 15.2.1909 – 10.1.2010
http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2010/...

“Meip Gies was born February 15, 1909, as Hermine Santrouschitz in Vienna. Her impoverished parents were barely able to feed their daughter due to the economic conditions, an
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Kathleen Hagen
Anne Frank Remembered, by Miep Gies and Alison Leslie Gold, narrated by Barbara Rosenblatt, produced by Oasis Audio, 2009, downloaded from audible.com.

This book was originally published 20 years ago. It tells the story from Miep’s point of view. She and her husband kept the Franks alive by providing food and comfort for two years before the family was betrayed by someone and shipped off to concentration camps a bare two months before the allies arrived. This is a story about the resistance movem
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Amy
Like most young people I read the Diary of Anne Frank when I was in my preteens. I believe I was about 12 years old. I thought the book was somewhat boring, but it was an insightful look into a very real and terrifying moment of history from the perspective of a girl my own age in a similar class setting. The story of Miep Gies provided insight and explanation that one is curious about while reading Anne's story. I was absolutely amazed and astonished at the lengths Miep went to every single day ...more
Larry
It was an interesting story about the daily life of "Miep" Gies before, durring, and after World War Two. It also told of how she helped to hide the Frank family, as they were Jewish and the risks of not were far too great. There were things called raizias that involved beating jews and dragging them off to labor camps where they had about a 1/20 chance to survive, as there were several diseases, beatings, and gassings. I thought the best part, which was also very stressful, was waiting to see w ...more
Lyndsey
I remember very vividly learning about the Holocaust in 7th grade and feeling so shocked. That feeling has never left me. I read the original diary in 8th grade and several times in high school. It was always a clear reminder that for all the statistics of the Holocaust there were real lives in those numbers. I connected with Anne in her honesty and passion and I could never get past that there was no happy ending for her.

I grew up to become a high school English teacher and jumped on the opport
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Molly
When I was eight years old, my mother gave me a cloth-covered blank book for Valentine's Day (or was it Easter?). That was the same year I read Anne Frank's diary, and promptly named this little blue book of mine "Kitty," forever the imitator. I remember, too, looking at the National Geographic that toured the Holocaust Museum in Washington DC, my mother explaining to me about the shoes and the walls of photographs. When one is given these narratives at such an age, of course, it lingers.

When Mi
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Cyndi
This was such a great book! In this day and age we have a tendency to think we would never let the horrors of the camps happen, but, when the steps are broken down, as it is in this book, the 'run away train' seems horribly clear. Even facing terrors from the nazis, people kept fighting back. The amount of bravery it took to keep their families together is amazing. Just buying groceries had to be done so carefully. Then watching the Franks being arrested after working so hard to save them must h ...more
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“During the hiding time I lived for the day that the war would end, when I would be able to go into the hiding place, throw open the doors, and say to my friends, “Now go home!” This was not to be. Perhaps when the time comes for me to join Jan and our friends in the hereafter, I’ll push aside the bookcase, walk behind it, climb the steep wooden stairway, careful not to hit my head on the low ceiling where Peter nailed the old towel to it. Upstairs Jan will be leaning against the edge of the dresser, his long legs stretched out, the cat Mouschi in his arms. All the others will be sitting around the table and will greet me when I enter. And Anne, with her usual curiosity, will get up and rush toward me saying, “Hello, Miep. What is the news?” I doubt I have very long to wait. People ask me what it is like to have outlived almost everyone whose history I have shared. It is a strange feeling. Why me? Why was I spared the concentration camp after being caught helping to hide Jews? This I will never know.” 0 likes
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