I am not a hero I stand at the end of the long, long line of good Dutch people who did what I did or much during those dark and terrible times years ago, but always like yesterday in the hearts of those of us who bear witness Never a day goes by that I do not think of what happened then I willingly did what I could to help My husband did as well It was not enough.There is nothing special about me I was only willing to do what was asked of me and what seemed necessary at the time My story is a story of very ordinary people during extraordinarily terrible times Times the like of which I hope with all my heart will never, never come again It is for all of us ordinary people all over the world to see to it that they do not 11 12 This autobiography by Miep Gies is quietly amazing It is an excellent companion to Anne Frank s diary The narrative in Gies s memoir is not directly linked to particular days Anne wrote about, but readers familiar with the diary will see some clear connections.One of the things that s special about Gies s book is how it fills out the picture of what was happening when the Franks and others were in hiding Reading only Anne s diary, one can get the feeling that life outside of the Annex was going on as normal But Gies shows the increasing pressure that everyone in Amsterdam was under in those years The details from Gies s story are overwhelming, and the last 50 pages of her book are hard to put down.Of course, the biggest gap that Gies fills is the one that Anne s diary couldn t What happened on that day It s gripping, terrifying, and heartbreaking.For me, the most impressive aspect of this story is what Gies summarizes in the quote above, from the preface to the book that she was an ordinary person making the best choices she could in dark times I love seeing Gies s character as she steadily pushes forward, speaking and taking action based on compassion The same is true of her husband, Henk, who must also have been an incredible person I was grateful for this reminder, through Miep s story, that who we become is based on those little choices we make every day May I become a compassionate, wise person through my daily choices. Wow This story will teach you everything you need to know about true friendship, loyalty, and fortitude It s better than any novel of World War II. Popular E Book, Anne Frank Remembered By Miep Gies This Is Very Good And Becomes The Main Topic To Read, The Readers Are Very Takjup And Always Take Inspiration From The Contents Of The Book Anne Frank Remembered, Essay By Miep Gies Is Now On Our Website And You Can Download It By Register What Are You Waiting For Please Read And Make A Refission For You This is an amazing book by Miep Gies It was Miep and her husband who helped to hide the Frank family during WWII, and who provided food and comfort to them It was heartbreaking and powerful I admire the author and her husband what brave heroes they were Simply fascinating, as I knew it would be.Tears in my eyes as I read that Peter van Daan survived The Auschwitz Death March as did Elie Wiesel who documented that nightmare experience in the book Night ,only to die in Mauthausen on the same day that the camp was liberated by the Americans. Miep foi uma das pessoas que mais ajudou os moradores do anexo secreto onde Anne Frank ficou escondida Ela al m de trabalhar normalmente no escrit rio onde ficava o esconderijo, fazia o imposs vel para conseguir comida e tudo que os moradores escondidos precisavam Seu esposo tamb m atrav s de um grupo secreto ajudava com cupons de racionamento que eram obtidos no mercado negro e eram trocados por alimentos Neste livro Miep Gies conta sua hist ria, tudo o que viveu naquela poca sombria de guerra Ela participou de todos os eventos e fatos importantes relacionados Anne Frank Esteve quando a fam lia Frank foi para o esconderijo, foi ela que foi rendida no dia que a fam lia frank foi presa, Foi Miep que recolheu e guardou o Di rio de Anne Frank.Um livro magistral dessa hero na que morreu recentemente com mais de 100 anos This is one of those books that both breaks your heart and uplifts you at the same time Miep Gies does not see herself and her husband as heroes but they most certainly are They are the couple who helped hide Otto Franks family in Holland during World War 2 His daughter Anne did not survive the Nazi concentration camp but her diary, her thoughts, her words, and her heart will live forever It was through the actions of Miep Gies who first hid the Franks and then rescued and saved Anne s diary and later gave it to her father Otto that we know Anne s deepest, heartfelt thoughts This book documents the story of Anne from just before she went into hiding until her death and even beyond when Otto Frank returned to live with Miep and her husband and received the now famous diary I could feel my heart pounding with fear as Miep took me back to those dangerous times and she herself was almost arrested and possibly executed for harboring Jews Please read this book It is something that will remind you that some people on this planet are not selfish There are compassionate people who will risk their lives for others and to do the right thing They are not about profit and selfishness but about love for others and truly live out their love Miep Gies is one of those people. What a moving and inspirational book A definite must read for all. I am not a hero I stand at the end of the long, long line of good Dutch people who did what I did or much during those dark and terrible times years ago, but always like yesterday in the hearts of those of us who bear witness Never a day goes by that I do not think of what happened then More than twenty thousand Dutch people helped to hide Jews and others in need of hiding during those years I willingly did what I could to help My husband did as well It was not enough from the prologue This is not a new book, but one of those to which I return I even like holding it in my hands and just looking at the name of the woman whose journey it reveals Miep Gies Miep is the woman who, with her husband Jan Gies, helped hide Anne Frank from the Nazis Like so many young Jewish girls growing up I was than a little obsessed with stories from the Holocaust especially The Diary of Anne Frank At the time she wrote in her diary, she was probably only a bit older than I was at the time I read the book, so, of course, I walked in her shoes It certainly didn t seem long enough ago to not think about her as me, and me as her Was there a Jewish child growing up anywhere in the world who didn t think what if Some, I imagine, averted their thoughts from the events of WWII and pretended it was all as far away as the Roman Empire Others, went through life compulsively reading about it, breathing the lives of those who d lived through it and those who had lost their lives On top of the obvious victims, were the other victims those who were forced to witness the atrocity, those who participated After visiting the Holocaust Museum in Washington DC, and I paraphrase here, what my husband and I remembered most deeply, were the audio taped words of a survivor In speaking about his experience in a concentration camp, he related a story of being berated by a fellow internee for praying Why are you thanking God he was asked I am thanking him for not making me him, the man said, pointing to a guard.It is horror without relief to have been a slave, a concentration camp internee, and a victim in Darfur It is another horror, to have been the victimizer Books like this, they always make me wonder, given the circumstances, on which side would I end up We read the books, we watch the movies, and we assume we d have the courage of the righteous, but I believe it bears remembering how brave people like Miep Gies had to be, and to remember all the Miep and Jams out there today I pray that given the circumstances, we d follow their path. Anne Frank Remembered by Miep Gies Alison Leslie GoldNarrated by Barbara Rosenblat5 starsThe story of Anne Frank has been told for many decades and is one that resonates with a lot of young people Anne s story of survival in the Annex of her father s business along with her family, another family, and a doctor is famous for being a story of growth and hope The world outside of the small prison keeping the Franks safe was horrifying and wrought with murder, starvation, and abuse Miep Gies was one of the people who helped hide the Franks in the Annex and this is her story We follow Miep as a young girl in Vienna, her love for the Dutch, her journey to become an official Dutch citizen during the Natzi regime, her relationship with the Franks before, during, and after the war , her plight to feed the Franks and retain enough food for them as well as her and her husband, and the fear that lurked in her heart for the Franks and countless others she helped hide or knew were in hiding I m going to keep this review short because it s a nonfiction narrative I fidn those incredibly hard to review This audiobook is fantastic Rosenblat does a stellar job of capturing the emotions of Miep and those around her It is important to note that this story will probably break your heart Towards the end, I found myself crying a lot My heart completely breaks for these people and the plights that were dealing with in the Annex and after in the camps This story is just as important as Anne s because we are seeing the work that went into hiding these people from the Nazi Regime and the horrors of concentration and death camps This novel is filled with sorrow and I will admit it made me quite depressed, but it also filled me with hope for humanity Miep Gies never once saw herself as a hero, she saw herself as someone trying to save her dear friends lives and that to me makes her one of the most heroic people in history Her deep love for the Franks shined through this story and I was moved to laughter and to tears This is a novel that I think everyone should read alongside The Diary of a Young Girl It is important not only to history, but in inspiring people to put others before themselves.Whimsical Writing Scale 5Character Scale 5Plotastic Scale 5Narration Scale 5Cover Thoughts The cover is nice, but it s weird to critique the portrait of a young girl who changed the world.
Original name Hermine Santrouschitz Dutch citizen of Austrian ancestry
- 252 pages
- Anne Frank Remembered
- Miep Gies
- 15 September 2017 Miep Gies