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Woman who hid Anne Frank turns 100

 
 
dlowan
 
Reply Sun 15 Feb, 2009 05:27 am
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Woman who hid Anne Frank turns 100

http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2009/02/15/2491988.htm?section=justin

Posted 1 hour 2 minutes ago

The only survivor of the Dutch people who hid the family of Jewish girl Anne Frank from the Nazis during World War II is today celebrating her 100th birthday.

Miep Gies found and kept Anne Frank's diary of her life.

Ms Gies was actually Austrian, not Dutch by birth.

She was foremost among the tiny group of helpers who kept the Franks and four other Jews alive for nearly two years before they were betrayed and arrested.

Ms Gies herself only avoided detention because the SS officer leading the arrest party let her go because she was like him, from Vienna.

After the Nazi raid it was Ms Gies who hastily gathered the scattered pages of the diary she knew Anne Frank had been writing and hid them in a drawer.



Happy Birthday Miep, you done good.

http://www.chasingthefrog.com/reelfaces/freedom/migis.jpg




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dlowan
 
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Reply Sun 15 Feb, 2009 05:31 am
@dlowan,
More about Miep:

http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://myhero.com/images/guest/g202876/hero47786/g202876_u53062_Miep_Gies.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.myhero.com/myhero/hero.asp%3Fhero%3DM_Gies_LC_SBPS_CA_2008&usg=__mEszdhT30i_OJGgOb9_iMGN3gjM=&h=410&w=390&sz=16&hl=en&start=1&um=1&tbnid=T5XvUvs3pnn8iM:&tbnh=125&tbnw=119&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dmiep%2BGies%26um%3D1%26hl%3Den%26client%3Dopera%26rls%3Den-GB%26sa%3DX

(Erm...what do you do to monster urls like that here to tame them? I put that beast in the url brackets...obviously I am missing something.)



http://www.auschwitz.dk/Miepgies.htm


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miep_Gies
Chumly
 
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Reply Sun 15 Feb, 2009 10:55 am
I have certain sympathies; my ethnic origin is Jewish, when I was young I listened to my aged relatives talk of the atrocities.
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gustavratzenhofer
 
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Reply Sun 15 Feb, 2009 11:21 am
I dated her once.
jespah
 
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Reply Sun 15 Feb, 2009 12:31 pm
@dlowan,
Information about Miep Gies

And here's the code of how I did it:
Code:[url=http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://myhero.com/images/guest/g202876/hero47786/g202876_u53062_Miep_Gies.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.myhero.com/myhero/hero.asp%3Fhero%3DM_Gies_LC_SBPS_CA_2008&usg=__mEszdhT30i_OJGgOb9_iMGN3gjM=&h=410&w=390&sz=16&hl=en&start=1&um=1&tbnid=T5XvUvs3pnn8iM:&tbnh=125&tbnw=119&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dmiep%2BGies%26um%3D1%26hl%3Den%26client%3Dopera%26rls%3Den-GB%26sa%3DX]Information about Miep Gies[/url]


Open square bracket, type url. Then you put an = sign after the first url, then close the square bracket, then add the title of whatever you want, then open square brackets, then type the /url part, then close the square brackets.
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Chumly
 
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Reply Sun 15 Feb, 2009 01:16 pm
@gustavratzenhofer,
More like you're dating yourself (pun).
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Sun 15 Feb, 2009 01:20 pm
Authorisised website of Miep Gries
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talk72000
 
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Reply Sun 15 Feb, 2009 02:26 pm
I bought the DVD that shows the only video images of a 12-year-old Anne Frank as she looks out of the window at a wedding below at the Medviederplein (spelling) Jewish neighborhood in Amsterdam.
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Brandon9000
 
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Reply Fri 15 Jan, 2010 06:58 am
Hopefully, the remainder of her life was pleasant. Rest in peace.
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