Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Miep Gies and Other Stories

I'm not big on obituaries or other such stuff, not if I didn't personally know someone, or have something new to add. Miep Gies died at 100 years—not too shabby, but it’s still sad to see another witness pass.

Thankfully, her story and lots of other fascinating and moving details are preserved, and you can read and watch videos at websites of The Anne Frank Museum, The Dutch Theater (where to-be-deported Jews were held in Amsterdam), the Jewish Historical Museum, and the Dutch Resistance Museum. All sites display in English. I’ve been researching a WWII historical, and was amazed by the information available.

The stories from all those years ago are heartbreaking, inspiring, and still so relevant today. Read some of them. It’s worth your time.

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