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Herinneringen aan Anne Frank : het verhaal van Miep Gies, de steun en… (original 1987; edition 1987)

by Miep Gies, Alison Leslie Gold, Molly van Gelder

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Title:Herinneringen aan Anne Frank : het verhaal van Miep Gies, de steun en toeverlaat van de familie Frank in het Achterhuis
Authors:Miep Gies
Other authors:Alison Leslie Gold, Molly van Gelder
Info:Amsterdam : Bakker; 242 p., [16] p. foto's, 20 cm; http://opc4.kb.nl/DB=1/PPN?PPN=036661597
Collections:Your library
Rating:***1/2
Tags:nederland, geschiedenis, WWII, non-fictie, holocaust, verzet, pb, anne frank, amsterdam, miep gies, jodendom, nazisme, biografie

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Anne Frank Remembered by Miep Gies (1987)

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    Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank (edjane)
    edjane: While you can read Anne Frank Remembered without ever reading the Diary of Anne Frank, I believe these two books complement each other.
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    Things We Couldn't Say by Diet Eman (whymaggiemay)
    whymaggiemay: This book details the efforts of a young Dutch woman and her fiance in the Dutch resistance where they found hiding places for Jews and then supported them through their imprisonment. Both paid a very high price for their kindness.
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    The Hiding Place by Corrie Ten Boom (cbl_tn)
    cbl_tn: Both books tell of the experiences of Dutch citizens who hid Jews during the Holocaust.
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    A Train in Winter: An Extraordinary Story of Women, Friendship, and Resistance in Occupied France by Caroline Moorehead (srdr)
    srdr: Both books show the heroism of individual women during WW II. A Train in Winter tells a group story; Anne Frank Remembered reveals the risks taken by Miep Gies and her husband to help the Frank family.
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If you're familiar with Anne Frank's story and you've ever wondered what was happening on the outside while her family was in hiding in Amsterdam, Miep Gies's memoir provides the answer. Miep (her real nickname, but not her real name) tells of being sent from her home in Vienna to live with a Dutch family after World War I so that she could regain her health and strength. She recalls working with Otto Frank in a company that sold pectin for jam making. Miep became a friend of the whole family, and she shares her memories of her first meeting with Anne and of watching her grow up. When the Franks and another family went into hiding in the firm's storage area, Miep and a few other employees were their only connection to the outside world. Unknown to the Frank family, Miep and her husband also hid a Jewish man in their home. As the months passed, it became increasingly difficult for Miep to find enough food to feed so many people. After the Franks and the others were discovered and sent to concentration camps, Miep and her husband had to endure the “hunger winter” and its extreme shortage of food, fuel, and electricity.

It always made me sad that Anne Frank and her family were discovered just months before the end of the war and the Holocaust. I thought that if they hadn't been discovered, they could have remained in hiding until the end of the war and Anne could have published her diary herself. After hearing Miep's description of the “hunger winter” and how difficult it became to find any food at all, I'm not certain that the Franks and their companions would all have survived in hiding even if they hadn't been discovered. Miep probably couldn't have continued to feed that many people. It's a tragic, but important, story, and a good complement to the more famous Diary of Anne Frank. ( )
3 vote cbl_tn | Mar 2, 2016 |
This is a riveting story of what was involved in the hiding of the Frank family and others during the German occupation of Holland as well as the deteriorating conditions of life for the Dutch. The story begins years before the occupation when Miep forms a relationship with the Franks, Anne and her father in particular. I must read if you've read The Diary of Anne Frank. ( )
  ajlewis2 | Feb 24, 2016 |
Narrated by Barbara Rosenblatt. I am glad Miep Gies was finally convinced to share her story about hiding Anne and her family. It rounds out what we know from Anne's diary and is a fascinating account of compassion and survival during wartime. Listening to Rosenblatt's husky-voiced reading is like sitting down with Miep herself and hearing her reminisce with conviction about days gone by. Miep didn't think of herself as a hero but it's amazing how compassionate acts go a long, long way. ( )
  Salsabrarian | Feb 2, 2016 |
Riipaiseva teos siitä, millaista selviytyjien elämä oli Titanicin onnettomuuden jälkeen. Vaikka eri luokkien menehtymisprosentit puhuvat puolestaan, ottaa Shadow of the Titanic myös kantaa siihen mitkä syyt saattoivat johtaa merkittäviin eroihin luokkien välisten prosenttien välillä. Kaiken kaikkiaan erittäin mielenkiintoinen ja kattava kuvaus katastrofin seurauksista eri luokkien ja sukupuolien välillä. ( )
  MariaBrandybuck | Dec 7, 2015 |
30. Anne Frank Remembered : The Story of the Woman Who Helped to Hide the Frank Family (Audio) by Miep Gies with Alison Leslie Gold, read by Barbara Rosenblat (1987 with 2008 epilogue, 256 pages, Listened May 6-19)

I'm very happy to have listened to this. Miep Gies helped care for the Franks in hiding, going through extensive efforts, along with others. Not arrested when the Franks were found, simply due to the a capricious decision by a the German officer making the arrests, she found and saved Anne's writing and found herself the only person available who knew how to run Otto Frank's business. She kept it going until his return after the war. She was 100 years old in 2008 and the last one alive to have known and helped the Franks during WWII.

The biography was almost forced out of her by Allison Leslie Gold, who insisted Miep's story must be told. Gold conducted the interviews and then wrote the book. But, you wouldn't know that from the book itself.

It reads very simply, but with a formality that gives a touching charm to it. Miep covers her childhood, which oddly started in Vienna. She was sent to Amsterdam along with many other children because, in the wake of WWI, her family could not feed her. She was raised by foster Dutch parents, whom she took to, and grew up to see herself as Dutch. The book then covers her getting hired by Otto Frank, her experiences in the business and her marriage. And then most of the book is her efforts to assist in hiding the Franks. (Her husband, a social worker, was involved in the Dutch resistance, although he hid this from Miep for most of the war, to protect both her and himself.)

Among the interesting aspect here are her insights into the character of Otto Frank. He comes across as a special personality before the war, one caring, well respected and on very good terms with about everyone he interacted with. The stress of hiding, however, brought him down. Miep also talks about her resistance to read the diary. She never read the papers she had saved, and refused to read it when Otto, surprised to discover how special they were, and very moved, asked her to read parts. It was only long after it was published that Miep finally read it. And she talks about her discomfort with the fame she experienced once the diary was published.

I was struck by her characterization of the Nazi crackdowns on Jews. A higher percentages of Dutch Jews died then practically that of any other country. She discusses how the Nazi's waited a long time before they acted, apparently giving them time to better understand the Dutch systems, and then how the Nazis so effectively broke initial popular sympathy and support of Dutch Jews, by terrorizing people from helping Jews.

The epilogue is an interview of Miep at 100 in 2008. I found one the most moving parts of the book to be when Miep tells us how lucky she has been.
2 vote dchaikin | Jun 11, 2014 |
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Gold, Alison Lesliemain authorall editionsconfirmed
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She found the diary and brought the world a message of love and hope.

It seems as if we are never far from Miep's 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.

From her own remarkable childhood as a World War I refugee to the moment she places a small, red-orange, checkered diary -- Anne's legacy -- in Otto Frank's hands, Miep Gies remembers her days with simple honesty and shattering clarity. Each page rings with courage and heartbreaking beauty.

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