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Gies recalls how, during WW II, she, her husband and some of their coworkers sheltered her boss Otto Frank, his family and several other Jews in a secret annex of their Amsterdam office building. PW found that although Gold's retelling is "disappointing," Gies's "sincerity, humility and courage emerge . . . and will not fail to inspire." Photos.
Copyright 1988 Reed Business Information, Inc.
YA This memoir reveals the writer to be a woman of great courage, who determinedly pursued a course of action founded upon deep humanitarian convictions despite great personal danger. Gies was the trusted employee to whom Otto Frank turned when his family was forced into hiding in their attempt to escape deportation and death. Teenagers who have read Anne Frank: the Diary of a Young Girl (Doubleday, 1967) will surely want to read about Gies' adventures in secretly obtaining provisions for eight people for two years. The characterizations of the Frank family, particularly Anne, with whom Gies had a special friendship, are perceptive. Gies describes the day the Franks were captured, following their betrayal by persons still unknown. These vignettes and the description of what was happening in Amsterdam provide insight into how the Nazi occupation affected the lives of innocent people, and into the heroism of a remarkable woman, Miep Gies. Rita G. Keeler, St. John's School, Houston
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The book gave a review of what is was like for everyone [not just the Jews] to live in Hitlers world. Read morePublished 3 months ago by carleen johnson
This is a highly recommended book about Anne Frank and her diary. Miep Gies tells her whole story from start to finish what it really like hiding from the Nazis. Read morePublished on March 20 2004 by "annerobinlives"
do not read this book if you are a surfer and don't want to read a long book. Ya, it was touching but, it was long...Published on Aug. 6 2003 by Laura , 13
I borrowed a copy of this book from the library a week ago, read it, and cannot put it down. I have learned a lot from reading this book. For example, I did not know that Mrs. Read morePublished on June 18 2001 by Ann
Be prepared. This book will take your mind and body back to the war years. You will feel the suffering, not only of the Jews, but the Dutch people under German occupation. Read morePublished on May 24 2001 by Randy Berkman
I'd read Anne's diary at least 10 times by the time I read Miep's book. I felt as though I knew Miep already from Anne's descriptions of her and her husband. Read morePublished on May 21 2001 by Kindle Customer
I read this book from the library and will be purchasing one to keep. Reading this book makes you appreciate what you have in life and makes you realize how lucky you are. Read morePublished on June 30 2000
Many people are familiar with the story of Anne Frank and her family during the Holocaust. But in the book Anne Frank Remembered, you get the unique opportunity of hearing the... Read morePublished on April 26 2000 by Rachel Jongerius