Friday, May 25, 2012

My Thoughts On "Anne Frank Remembered: The Story of the Woman Who Helped to Hide the Frank Family

Source:  Goodreads

Goodreads summary...

She found the diary and brought the world a message of love and hope. 

It seems that we are never far from Mieps thoughts...Yours Anne.

For the millions moved by "Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl", here at last is Miep's own astonishing story. For more than two years, Miep Gies and her husband helped hide the Franks from the Nazis. Like thousands of unsung heroes of the Holocaust, they risked their lives each day to bring food, news, and emotional support to the victims.

Miep Gies mid 1930's
Source:  Miep Gies: Her Own Story

Miep Gies
Source:  The Telegraph


If you've read Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl, then Anne Frank Remembered: The Story of the Woman Who Helped to Hide the Frank Family is a must read.  This is a powerful, heartbreaking, and inspiring book...not to mention fascinating.  I learned so much!

From the instant I read Anne's diary, I was curious about those who helped her--Miep being one of their most important helpers.  She brought them food, books, and other items they needed to survive, but most importantly she brought them love.  She also found and protected Anne's diary after the arrest.  She then turned it over to Otto Frank, Anne's father, after the war.  

Miep tells the story of those "dark days' from her point of view--from the other side of the book case.  She helps us to travel back in time to see what it was really like for those people living in Holland during WWII.

The selfless courage she showed in helping the Franks--and other Jewish people as well--is nothing short of amazing.  You should read this book!


  1. I have wanted to get my hands on this book for ages! I am so glad that it is worth the read!

    1. It really is Susie! Parts of it had me in tears...her love and grief for Anne and the entire Franks family is so evident.

  2. At my work, we just auctioned a copy of this book signed by Gies. What a coincidence that you posted this.

    1. That is a coincidence! Would have loved to had that one (: