Dutch citizen who hid Anne Frank
Hermine "Miep" Gies (née Santruschitz; 15 February 1909 – 11 January 2010) was one of the Dutch citizens who hid Anne Frank, her family (Otto Frank, Margot Frank, Edith Frank-Holländer) and four other Jews (Fritz Pfeffer, Hermann van Pels, Auguste van Pels, Peter van Pels) from the Nazis in an annex above Anne's father's business premises during World War II.
- I myself am just an ordinary woman. I had a lot of choices
- 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)