Miep Gies, who helped hide Anne Frank, dies at 100

Gies and several employees of Anne Frank's father provided food and necessities to the Jewish family as they hid


Associated Press
January 12, 2010 6:01AM (UTC)

The Anne Frank Museum says Miep Gies, who helped the teenage diarist's family hide from the Nazis, has died. She was 100. The Miep Gies Web site said the woman who rescued Anne Frank's diary after the family was arrested in 1944, died after a short illness Monday.

Maatje Mostart, a spokeswoman for the museum, confirmed the death but gave no details.

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Gies and several other employees of Anne Frank's father provided food and other necessities to the Jewish family while they hid in a concealed apartment for 25 months. Anne Frank died of typhus in a concentration camp.


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