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Anne Frank remembered : the story of the woman who helped to hide the Frank family

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Call Number949.207 G45a
Dates[1987]; ©1987
Statement of ResponsibilityMiep Gies with Alison Leslie Gold.
Creators & ContributorsGies, Miep (author)
Gold, Alison Leslie (author)
Gies, Miep (subject)
Frank, Anne (subject)
Summary"[W]e learn another side of the Anne Frank story in [Anne Frank Remembered], the autobiography of Miep Gies, the woman who helped to hide the Frank family. Miep's relationship with the Franks began when she came to work for Anne's father in 1933, shortly after he emigrated from Germany to Amsterdam to escape the Nazis. Following the wartime German occupation of the Netherlands and the increasingly harsh measures the Nazis imposed on Dutch Jews, the Frank family decided to go into hiding in 1942. Along with her husband, Jan, Miep became one of the Franks' key links to the outside world, supplying food, news, and emotional support—at great personal risk—for more than two years... Miep recalls the terrible events of the tragic day that the Franks were seized, including finding Anne's diary... She describes her chilling trip to Gestapo headquarters in Amsterdam after the Franks were arrested, where she attempted to bribe the Nazis into releasing her friends. And she tells of the last winter of the war, the 'Hunger Winter,' when she had to travel far outside Amsterdam in search of food even as she saw others dying in the streets from starvation." —Publisher
Contents
  • Part One. Refugees
  • Part Two. In Hiding
  • Part Three. The Darkest Days
  • Epilogue
  • Map of the Netherlands
  • Map of Amsterdam
  • Floor Plan of the Annex
Physical Description 252 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 24 cm
Carrier Typevolume
LanguageEnglish
PublisherNew York : Simon and Schuster