Miep Gies, Helped Hide Anne Frank, Dies at 100

Miep Gies, who helped hide Anne Frank from the Nazis, has died. She dies at 100. Gies died Monday after some illness, according to announcement on her Website. Unfortunately no more details on how she passed away.

Anne’s father compiled the scattered papers Gies scooped up when the incident happens and become the most widely read nonfiction books of all time. According to the Anne Frank Center USA in New York City, the book “Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl” has been translated into more than 67 languages and tens of millions of copies have sold since its first publication in 1947.

Anne’s story might never have been heard if it were not for Gies when she risked her life to protect Frank family during World War II.

“Real strength is being able to carry on when times are hard,” Gies told Oprah magazine in 2002. “I had no time to occupy myself with fear. There was work to be done.”

In 1996, Gies was knighted by Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands. Jan Gies died in 1993. Gies is survived by her son and three grandchildren.

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