Thursday, January 14th, 2010 09:58:11
Will We Do What is Necessary for Our Children?
Miep Gies, who saved Anne Frank’s diary during World War II, died Sunday at the age of 100. Gies was the last living link to the Frank family. She spent her last six decades traveling and talking about her experience during World War II, ensuring that those who read Frank’s diary knew that it was genuine and that the Holocaust was real.
Anne Frank was 15 and a prisoner in the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp when she died of typhus in 1945. Her diary, chronicling the two years she hid with her family and another Jewish family from the Nazis, provides an intimate look into the life of an adolescent growing up in hiding and living in fear.