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01-11-2010, 09:21 PM #1
Miep Gies, Protector of Anne Frank, Dies at 100
Miep Gies, the last survivor among Anne Frank’s protectors and the woman who preserved the diary that endures as a testament to the human spirit in the face of unfathomable evil, died Monday night, the Anne Frank Museum in Amsterdam said. She was 100.
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01-11-2010, 09:24 PM #2
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10 There shall not be found among you anyone who makes his son or his daughter pass through the fire, or one who practices witchcraft, or a soothsayer, or one who interprets omens, or a sorcerer, 11 or one who conjures spells, or a medium, or a spiritist, or one who calls up the dead. 12 For all who do these things are an abomination to the Lord. (KJV)
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01-11-2010, 09:38 PM #3
I remember her using all of her ration coupons and baking a cake for the Franks and the others in hiding. It was a small gesture in light of all of her bravery, but showed how loving and thoughtful she was. She will always be one of my heros. God rest her soul.
01-11-2010, 09:42 PM #4
Bless her and may she RIP.
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What a wonderful,beautiful and brave woman! Could I have been so brave? Miep,you deserve all that God has to give.
01-11-2010, 10:22 PM #6
RIP, my dear.
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01-11-2010, 10:24 PM #7
What a beautiful soul. Maybe, somehow, Anne was able to greet her in the afterlife... Rest in peace, Angel of Mercy.George Eliot: "We constantly ask for God's mercy while showing none ourselves..."
01-11-2010, 10:31 PM #8
Heaven has gained an incredible angel.
01-11-2010, 10:55 PM #9
What a wonderful and courageous woman. God Bless her soul as she starts out on another journey.
In high school I was in the play, "The Diary of Anne Frank." I played the
b!tchy one, Mrs. VanDamn. No surprise right? LOL.
This is how I first learned of Meip. At the time there really wasn't a whole lot known about her other than what I read Mr. Frank said about her and her part in helping his family.
Thankfully there is a book along with audio and visual for us to remember Meip by.
This story must never be forgotten. I wish we could make everyone visit Anne Frank's "home" during the war. Then we could all see just what this family went through while waiting to be freed. Sadly we know this did not happen.
Rest in Peace Meip. You certainly deserve it.
PS. Between this story and To Kill A Mocking Bird on my TV right now I am a blubbering emotional mess.
01-11-2010, 11:04 PM #10
RIP Miep...I played her in the 7th grade play...was so embarrased when the "kiss" scene came.
01-12-2010, 07:45 AM #11
Rest in peace lovely hero.
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01-12-2010, 07:54 AM #12
I am saddened to hear this news, but she was blessed with a very long life. She touched many people by telling her story so many times throughout the years. I think the best way to honor her memory, and that of Anne's, is to keep telling the story for years to come as well as practice tolerance and acceptance of those who are different in some way. May God bless Miep Gies, and may we celebrate her life.
01-12-2010, 08:22 AM #13
May her soul be blessed for all of time, and her spirit live on forever.
(I bet Anne was waiting right there at the gate, when Miep arrived in heaven)!
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01-12-2010, 08:29 AM #14
If it were not for Miep Gies guarding that diary, the world, and history, would never have known Anne Frank.
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01-12-2010, 11:09 AM #15
RIP Miep Gies. What an extraordinary, brave and inspiring woman. I have often wondered if I could have been as brave as she was.
This if from the Anne Frank Museum website. The entry is called Miep Gies Remembers Anne Frank:
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