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Herinneringen aan Anne Frank : het verhaal…

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
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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    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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This book is about the author of the book, Miep Gies, who was one of the friends that helped out the Frank Family during the Holocaust in the Netherlands. Miep's first word, in the Prologue, sets the somber, yet somehow cheerful, tone of the book. Miep never considered herself to be a heroine. She never asked for special recognition, nor did she ask for praise. By her simple act of modesty, one feels an enormous respect for her and for all of the Dutch people who worked so very hard to save their friends, in the face of unimaginable danger and privation. Miep briefly talks about her childhood and how when was young her parents couldn’t afford to feed her so they let a Dutch family adopt her. From there the book takes explain how she met Otto Frank and how she got closer and closer to knowing Anne Frank. At this point of the book the reader might feel as if the book has been slow. It only gets really interesting when the German invade the Netherlands. This gives you the view of how the Germans slowly took control of Miep’s town. Once the Germans crack down on the Jews the Frank family will decide to go into hiding. Miep realizes that the penalty of hiding a Jew could be imprisonment or death. Miep still accepts hiding the Franks regardless of punishment. As the days grow on times become more miserable. Foods are becoming more scarce and expensive. Jews are being captured and are sent off to work camps where conditions are lethal. Every day the Frank family lives in fear of being captured and separated. Their only hope is for the Allies to fight back the Nazis and liberate them but will they arrive in time or be too late.
I like the emotional tensions that go on in this book. Since the book is also base on a true story it makes the reader almost sad for what events took place on the days of the Holocaust. I wish the author could be a little more specific of what she felt and saw during those days. Overall its a good book and if you are into
Anne Frank or historial documents I would recommend the book for you. ( )
  ahsreads | Nov 30, 2012 |
  cavlibrary | May 10, 2012 |
I just know Anne Frank by her name but because of this book, I did not only know her by name but also her experiences. Miep really did a great job helping the Frank family and because of that she's been blessed. This book is a must-read because the story comes straight from the Frank family's friend Miep. It is more credible than of other's works. Read it and you'll surely love it. ( )
  Dominique_nikki | Nov 2, 2011 |
This book gives an insightful and poignant view into the life of Anne Frank. Filled with pictures and details that can really clarify to students who Anne Frank really was. ( )
  Julie_Thompson | Sep 6, 2011 |
NO OF PAGES: 252 SUB CAT I: Holocaust SUB CAT II: SUB CAT III: DESCRIPTION: 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.NOTES: SUBTITLE: The Story of the Woman Who Helped to Hide the Frank Family
  BeitHallel | Feb 18, 2011 |
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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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