Lawrence Anthony (1950-2012) was an international conservationist, environmentalist, explorer, and bestselling author. "There is more to life than just yourself, your own family, and your own kind." >>Get our daily newsletter here: http://8fact.com/
Miep Gies, tiny, white-haired, gentle and courageous, is an unfamiliar name to most people, but without this remarkable woman, there would be no The Diary of Anne Frank. During the Nazi occupation of Holland the Austrian-born Dutch woman risked her life daily to hide Anne Frank and her family from the Nazis.
Ilse Weber. A Czech singer and poet, Ilse, along with her son and husband, was sent to the Thereseinstadt Concentration camp by the Nazis. She willingly followed her husband when he was transferred to Auschwitz, hoping to keep her family together. When her young son, Tommy, was sent to the gas chamber with other children, she voluntarily accompanied them, softly singing a lullaby she had written to keep them calm. The immensely beautiful song is called Wiegala. Her husband survived.
Elizabeth "Bep" Voskuijl helped care for families in the Annex, while they hid from the Nazis. She brought food for the Franks and others who were hiding n the annex, ordered correspondence courses that she gave to the young people in the annex including Anne Frank. After they were discovered by the Nazis and taken away, Bep went into the annex with fellow helper Miep Gies, where they found the diary of Anne Frank.
Pennies of Time is featured in KoKoa Magazine on the "Benefits of Teaching Young Children to Serve"--read how doing service acts has helped the Pennies of Time family in the KoKoa Magazine Focused on Parenting in August/September. Teach Children to Serve!