Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Miep Gies Shows the Secret Annexe

Miep Gies, who helped hide Anne Frank during the Holocaust, has just died at the age of 100.

The New York Times has printed an obituary that gives some interesting background both on Ms. Gies and her role in the family's survival, both during the war and after, as she (along with Otto Frank, Anne's father) spoke out about their experiences, becoming some of the first people to speak publicly about the Holocaust. And here's an utterly riveting clip of Ms. Gies showing the Secret Annexe and the hidden door behind a bookcase:

2 comments:

MarjoleinBookBlog said...

great post! Have you been to the Anne Frank House?

matthue said...

No, I never have, unfortunately. One day I'll land in Amsterdam and go straight there. And I promise I'll behave better than David Sedaris (http://hubpages.com/hub/Voice-Analysis-David-Sedaris) ....

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