Miep Gies was a brave woman who tried to hide Anne Frank and her family from the Nazis. After they were discovered, it was she who found Anne Frank’s diary and kept it, hoping to give it back to her one day. Anne died in a concentration camp, but Gies gave the diary to her father. It is now one of the most widely read books in the world: Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl. Gies appears in Anne Frank Remembered and is portrayed by Pat Carroll in the best scene in Freedom Writers.
Here, in a Dutch interview (no translation, sorry), Gies shows the bookcase that hid the secret annex.
Her memory will continue to be an inspiration and a blessing.