Miep and her husband Jan Gies at the book presentation of Miep Gies: Herinneringen aan Anne Frank (the Dutch version of the book Anne Frank remembered : the story of the woman who helped to hide the Frank family, 1987) in Anne Frankhuis near the moveable bookcase covering the stair to the secret hiding place "Achterhuis", Anne Frankhuis, Amsterdam, 5 May 1987.
Hermine Santruschitz Gies, better known as Miep Gies, helped hide Anne Frank and her family from the Nazis, and saved her diaries. Who Was Miep Gies? Miep Gies was born in Vienna to Austrian...
Miep Gies Miep Gies was born on 15 February 1909 in Vienna (Austria) as Hermine Santrouschitz. The Santrouschitz family was Catholic and not well-off. Because there was not a lot of food available after the First World War, Miep even became malnourished.
During the Second World War, Miep Gies, along with Johannes Kleiman, Victor Kugler, Bep Voskuijl, Jan Gies and Johan Voskuijl, made up a team of helpers for the eight Jewish people hiding in the Secret Annex at Prinsengracht 263 in Amsterdam.
Jan 08, 2021 · On January 11, 2010, Miep Gies, the last survivor of a small group of people who helped hide a Jewish girl, Anne Frank, and her family from the Nazis during World War II, dies at age 100 in the...
Good fortune is like a red thread running throughout my mother's life', remarked Paul Gies, son of Miep and Jan Gies. That remark seems justified, considering how this small, ailing girl, born in Vienna in 1909 and undernourished during the First World War, is now, in 2008, in reasonably good health, still living independently with some ...
Jan 22, 2018 · Meet Miep Gies — The Woman Who Hid Anne Frank And Gave Her Diary To The World Miep Gies hid the Frank family for years, helped them survive, and even saved Anne Frank's diary from falling into Nazi hands. Wikimedia Commons Miep Gies and her husband, Jan.
Miep Gies was a Catholic woman who protected several Jews, including Anne Frank and her family, from the Nazis during World War II. She was born Hermine Santrouschitz in Vienna, Austria, to an extremely poor family.
- Early Life
- Work Life
Miep Gies was born on February 15th, 1909to working-class parents who were from the Austrian descent. Because her parents struggled to provide food for the family, they offered her up to a Dutch program that cared for malnourished children. In late 1920, she joined the Nieuwenburg family where she would recover her health condition and gain back her strength. The family gave her the name Miep. Growing into the new family, Gies fell in love with the foster family and migrated with them to Amsterdam. At the age of 16, she went back to visit her paternal parents. Nonetheless, she did not fully enjoy her reunion with her parents fearing that something bad might happen.
By the time she was 18 years of age; Miep Gies had completed her schooling and found herself a job in one of the textile companies. Here, she worked for six years until she was 24 years old. At the onset of the Great Depression, she had to be laid off from work. She stayed for several months without being employed. Shortly after, a neighbor informed her of a job opening at Nederlandsche Opekta. This was a company providing ingredients that were used in making jam. She had to go through an interview with Otto Frank. Frank’s family had escaped from Germany as a result of Nazi cruelty towards the Jews. Gies passed the interview, and she began working for Frank’s family business. While still working with the Franks’ Gies had a boyfriend named Jan Gies whom they had been dating for years. The two lacked the finances to help them in legalizing their union, but they managed to live together. However, the Nazis matched into the Netherlands in 1940. As a result, Gies being an Austrian, she w...
While Miep Gies was still alive, she published a biography named Anne Frank Remembered – 1987.This memoir shed some light on the secret hideout that she had offered to Frank’s family. In her later stages in life, she was bestowed with numerous awards such as the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany, Wallenberg Medal, and the Yad Vashem Medal.