Miep Gies Shows Us the Secret Annexe

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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:

Posted on January 12, 2010

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