Anne Frank Remembered
It seems as if we are never far from Miep's thoughts....Yours, Anne
For the millions moved by Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl, here at last is Miep's own astonishing story. For more than two years, Miep Gies and her husband helped hide the Franks from the Nazis. Like thousands of unsung heroes of...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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.
Unfortunately I was at first disappointed as I found it difficult to get into. Having just finished The Kite Runner, ...more
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 ...more
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. ...more
I have an text-to-self connection. I had a relative that probably ...more
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 ...more
Reading Miep Gies account of that horrible time in their lives was like sittin ...more
From the World Socialist Web Site on her death at age 101 – 15.2.1909 – 10.1.2010
“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 ...more
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 ...more