Tuesday, January 12, 2010

RIP: Miep Gies - Anne Frank Hider

Miep Gies, the woman who hid the Frank family passed away at 100 today. She risked her life to do what was right. Not many people can say that. She was a hero, and someone whose example we could use more these days.

I challenge everyone to do something selfless over the next week or so to show tribute to such a wonderful woman.

I have had a chance to see the home in Amsterdam, and what is more amazing is how they stayed hidden for so long. Anyone who has strong spacial relations could tell that the top was not accounted for. It is a staggering place, and a reminder of horrible days that could happen again if people choose to ignore the past.

1 comment:

Janet said...

Thanks for alerting me to this. I too have visited the home where the Frank family was hidden. The Anne Frank story is so moving. And we owe so much to the brave people who shielded them.
Janet in Seattle