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Anne Frank Remembered by Miep Gies
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Dec 05, 2008

really liked it
Recommended for: anyone with interest in WWII and Anne Frank

Miep Gies writes simply, but with good detail and gentle understatement, about her early life and the years she spent working with Mr. Otto Frank and subsequently helping his family hide from the Nazis before they were betrayed in their attic hiding place. I found especially interesting her account of nearly starving as a child in Vienna, Austria, during and after World War I, and how her shipment to Holland to be "fortified" led to her eventually becoming a Dutch citizen. The fact that a foster family took her lovingly under its wing at that time had to have led to her empathy, which later gave her the certitude to resist the Nazis and help Jewish people in the daring way she did. A good take on the Anne Frank story from an outside perspective.

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message 1: by Julia (new)

Julia Oh Jane, I read this several years ago and would probably give it a four as well. I remember finding it very interesting, and I was also surprised to realize Miep was still alive (at least in the eighties).

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