Anne Frank Remembered Paperback – Apr 15 1988
|New from||Used from|
Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought
No Kindle device required. Download one of the Free Kindle apps to start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, and computer.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
From Publishers Weekly
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.
From School Library Journal
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
Copyright 1987 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Audio Cassette edition.
What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?
Top Customer Reviews
Miep and her collaborator Alison Leslie Gold have done a wonderful job in bringing to life in clear crisp prose Miep's role in helping the family during that terrible time when barbarity had stood the world on its head. One point of interest is the inconsistency of Miep's report of events, with others, on that awful day of the family's arrest in August 1944. Chapter 15 of Miep's book should be read closely with the very precise account of that day contained in "The Diary of Anne Frank: the Critical Edition."
This is not to imply that Miep was in anyway involved in the betrayal of the family. Clearly, she wasn't. Miep's inconsistences just make her book more realistic, more readable, more earthy. Her book becomes an account not of a hero, a saint or a fighter for a cause. Miep was simply a friend who cared.
Part memior, part rememberance of Anne herself, this book details the life of Miep, from a little girl born in Vienna, to her migration to Amsterdam. She becomes an office worker in Otto Frank's pectin business, and her history is now set. Soon, due to Hitler's oppresive policies against the Jews, the Franks must go into hiding to survive.
Miep recounts details of her assistance in helping keep the Franks, the Van Daans and Albert Dussel alive. In fact, this book is a brilliant piece of writing to accompany Anne Frank's diary. While Anne details life inside the Annex, we find out from Miep what she was doing outside. Together, they paint a complete picture of the horror and danger of their daily lives. And when Anne's diary stops before that faithful day, Miep's story continues. She bravely tries to bribe the Franks out of captivity to no avail.
Whereas Anne is probably the most "famous" Frank, Miep does talk about her from time to time, knowing that we would want to know her impressions of the little girl. She offers some touching, poignant insights to Anne, making her seem more real, if that's possible. Detailing Anne growing out of her clothes, which Anne domcuments herself in her diary, is a particular moment that shows us Anne having to grow up, imprisioned becuase of her religion and for her safety.Read more ›
I thought the book was terrific. It told me so much about what happened in Miep's life. She was a very good woman who helped so many people. It told us about her life befor, during, and after the war. The book has a very sad tone. The people in the annex are very scared that they will get caught by the Germans. They are very frightened that the end will come soon. They have to live with the fear of trying not to be noisey so no one will hear them. They have to go threw alot of things that might show that their are people in hiding. This makes them very sad.
Most recent customer reviews
Enjoyed reading this book. Gave me a good understanding of the story of Anne Frank. Will probably read it again.Published 5 months ago by Gloria Chin
The book gave a review of what is was like for everyone [not just the Jews] to live in Hitlers world. Read morePublished 18 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
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
Miep Gies should be remembered as one of the greatest women of all time. Out of sheer love, love for people, she helped in hiding the Frank family along with a few others. Read morePublished on July 25 2002 by Neal Reynolds
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
Look for similar items by category
- Books > Biographies & Memoirs > Ethnic & National > Jewish
- Books > Biographies & Memoirs > Historical > Holocaust
- Books > Biographies & Memoirs > People, A-Z > ( F ) > Frank, Anne
- Books > Biographies & Memoirs > Specific Groups > Women
- Books > History > Americas > United States > 20th Century > World War II
- Books > History > Europe > Germany > Holocaust
- Books > History > Europe > Netherlands
- Books > History > Jewish > Holocaust
- Books > History > Military > World War II
- Books > History > United States > 20th Century > World War II
- Books > Religion & Spirituality > Judaism