Edna Purviance's bio

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Monday, January 11, 2010

Miep Gies has died

Miep Gies, the last surviving member of the group who helped hide Anne Frank and her family, from the Nazis during World War II, has died at the age of 100 in the Netherlands.

"Mrs Gies died in a nursing home after suffering a fall at Christmas.

Speaking last year as she celebrated her 100th birthday, Mrs Gies played down her role, saying others had done far more to protect Jews in the Netherlands.

She and her fellow employees kept Anne and the seven others supplied for two years, from 1942 to 1944."- BBC NEWS

You can check out interviews with Gies and more at the official Anne Frank Channel on Youtube.

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