Miep Gies
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Photos: Miep Gies | 1909-2010

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Miep Gies, front row left, the last surviving protector of Anne Frank and her family, appears in 1945 with Otto Frank, front row center, and helpers Bep Voskuijl, front row right, Johannes Kleiman, back row left, and Victor Kugler. They sheltered Anne Frank, her father, mother and older sister and four other Dutch Jews for two years in Nazi-occupied Amsterdam. (Anne Frank House / Associated Press)
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Miep Gies holds a 1995 revised edition of “The Diary of Anne Frank” at a New York news conference. Gies gathered up the sheets of paper written by Anne Frank after the girl and her family were arrested in 1944 and hid them, hoping to return them to her. (Paul Hurschman / Associated Press)
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Miep Gies signs a program at the dedication ceremony for Anne Frank Elementary School in Dallas on Nov. 14, 1995. (Tim Sharp / Associated Press)
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Miep Gies appears at the Academy Awards in 1996 with Jon Blair, director of the docmentary “Anne Frank Remembered.” (Lawrence K. Ho / Los Angeles Times)
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Miep Gies answers questions through interpreter Cornelis Suijk in Anaheim in 1996. After WWII, Gies gave the diary pages she saved to Otto Frank, the lone survivor. Anne Frank died at the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp three months before her 16th birthday. Her sister died there at age 19, and their mother died at Auschwitz. “Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl” was first published in the Netherlands in 1947 in an abridged version. It has since been translated into dozens of languages in several editions and adapted for the stage and screen. (Los Angeles Times)
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Gies wrote a memoir called “Anne Frank Remembered.” (Steve North / Associated Press)
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Gies visits the Anne Frank House in 2003. She was the last link to those she protected and often spoke to schoolchildren who were reading the diary. (Anne Frank House / Associated Press)
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Though reluctant to take credit for helping the Franks while they were in hiding, Gies was glad that she could help fulfill Anne’s life ambition of being immortalized through her writing. “I could not save Anne’s life,” she said. “However, I did save her diary, and by that I could help her most important dreams to come true.” (Anne Frank House / Associated Press)
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