CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 1, 1986 |
The Dutch couple's names are not illustrious, but their simple act of courage more than 40 years ago is remembered throughout the world. Now Jan and Miep Gies have traveled to the San Fernando Valley to witness the ordination as a priest of a man who says they gave him his spiritual inspiration. The Gieses famous act was to harbor the family of Anne Frank, the Jewish girl who wrote a diary about hiding from the Gestapo in a house in Amsterdam during the Nazi occupation.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 14, 1996 |
Nearly 1,400 people, many survivors of the Holocaust or their descendants, packed the Freedom Forum Theater on Wednesday night to hear the woman who hid Anne Frank and her family during the Nazi occupation of Holland. "People often ask why I found the courage to help the Franks," said Miep Gies, 87, of Amsterdam. "This question always surprises me, because I could not have done anything else."
May 1, 1988
Although it was titled "The Attic: The Hiding of Anne Frank," this TV movie was more about the courageous Miep Gies, who sheltered Anne, her family and other Jews during World War II. Mary Steenburgen did an excellent job of portraying Gies. Kenneth L. Zimmerman, Cypress
January 29, 1995
Rabbi Marvin Hier's commentary on the Holocaust (Jan. 19) raises some very important issues about Holocaust education. He is, of course, quite correct in calling on us all--Jews and Gentiles alike--to confront the "full memory" of the unspeakable horrors of the Holocaust. It is critical to remember the "silence of the many." It is also critical to recognize how quickly civilized men and women allowed their ignorance, their fears, their prejudices and their hatreds to turn them into willing participants in one of the most horrendous crimes in human history.
October 31, 1989 |
West Germany is awarding its highest medal for civilians to a Dutch woman who helped hide Anne Frank from the Nazis, the West German Embassy said today. Miep Gies will receive the Federal Cross of Merit First Class on Friday because of her "crucial role" in hiding the world famous Jewish diarist and her family, the embassy said. Gies, 80, worked as a secretary in the Amsterdam canal house where the Frank family took refuge from 1942 to '44.