Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Miep Gies - Honoring Courage

Miep Gies died last week at the age of 100. It is hard to imagine all that she had seen in her life even without including the horrors of World War II and her protection of the Frank family in The Netherlands.

In my deepest heart, I want to know that I would have that kind of courage if faced with a decision to protect people from wrong. I'm not sure I have that much courage.

If you want to read more about Miep Gies and the history of hiding the Frank family, go here.


  1. It is amazing what strength and humanity people can manage to find in the face of such horror.

    It amazes me she kept the diaries in such an incredibly public place (her drawer at work); perhaps that is what saved them: hiding in plain sight.



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