Miep Gies (February 15, 1909 – January 11, 2010) was one of the Dutch citizens who hid Anne Frank and her family from the Nazis during World War II. She discovered and preserved Anne Frank's diary after the Franks were arrested. She was born Hermine Santrouschitz in Vienna.
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- I myself am just an ordinary woman. I simply had no choice.
- I don't want to be considered a hero. Imagine young people would grow up with the feeling that you have to be a hero to do your human duty. I am afraid nobody would ever help other people, because who is a hero? I was not. I was just an ordinary housewife and secretary.
- Miep Gies, who helped hide Anne Frank, dies at 100 (January 12, 2010)