On this day: January 11

POSTED: 11:39 AM PST Jan 10, 2013    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PST Jan 10, 2016 

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OTD January 11 - Miep Gies
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2010: Miep Gies, one of the Dutch citizens who helped hide Anne Frank, her family and four other Jews from the Nazis during World War II, dies at age 100 in Hoorn, North Holland, Netherlands. Gies began working for Frank's father, Otto Frank, in 1933 at the Dutch branch of the German firm Opekta. Together with her husband, Jan Gies, and other Opekta employees, she hid the Franks in several hidden rooms above the company's Amsterdam office building from July 6, 1942 to Aug. 4, 1944. She retrieved Anne Frank's diary after the family was arrested and kept the papers safe until Otto Frank returned from Auschwitz in 1945. Gies is seen here in a 1987 photo.


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