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Miep Gies
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A Banquet in the Secret Annex
Anne on Miep
Sleeping over in the Secret Annex
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Miep Gies

In an interview after the war, Miep Gies talked about why she helped the people in hiding:

"I was able to help those people. They were powerless, and they didn’t know where to turn. I always emphasize that we weren’t heroes. We simply did our duty as human beings: helping others who were in need. A lot of people didn’t do that in those times: some out of fear. If someone is afraid then you can hardly blame them. If they can honestly admit that, as a friend of mine did back then, then I think that’s brave."
Anne Frank Guide
This day in history
Today: 23 July 2014
Then: 20 July 1944

An assassination attempt on Hitler led by Colonel Claus von Stauffenberg fails.

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