Miep Gies, one of the Dutch citizens who hid Anne Frank, her family and several family friends in an attic annex above Anne's father's place of business from the Nazis during World War II. "I am not a hero. I just did what any decent person would have done."
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This is believed to be the last known photo of Anne Frank with her sister Margot taken in early to mid 1942. Later that year In July her sister Margot would be among the first to receive notice that she was to be sent to Nazi Germany ordering her to report for relocation to a work camp. Anne was then told by her father that the family would go into hiding. The Frank family was discovered and arrested on the morning of August 4th 1944. Having been arrested in hiding, they were considered…
Miep Gies Jan 11, 2010 weeks shy of her 101st birthday. Gies worked for Otto Frank’s Amsterdam pectin co. & was the main caretaker of the Franks, including Anne, and the four other Jews who hid for 25 months in the business’ back rooms. Those hiding in the Secret Annex managed, with the help of Gies, her husband & four co-workers, to evade capture by the Nazis until Aug. 1944. Dispersed to various concentration camps, only Anne’s father returned alive.
Jean Moulin (1899-1943) était un chef de la Résistance française pendant la Seconde Guerre mondiale. En Juin 1943, il a été arrêté dans la banlieue de Lyon, interrogé et torturé par le chef de la Gestapo Klaus Barbie à Lyon et Paris. Il n'a jamais rien révélé à ses ravisseurs, puis est mort près de Metz sur un train en Allemagne. Beaucoup d'historiens croient que Klaus Barbie personnellement à battu Moulin à mort.