The Fugitive Who Harbored Fugitives At Her Own Peril

And The Lasting Legacy She Gave The World

By Gotfryd, Bernard, photographer — Miep Gies and husband Jan Gies, Austrians who hid Anne Frank from Nazis, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=106706697

When she was only 11, she was sent from her home in Austria to Holland to escape expected food shortages after World War I.

She had a wonderful life there until 1941 when she refused to join the Nazi party.

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Ellen Baker

Ellen Baker

Writing to help me navigate this unexpected life after “retirement”. Love to read others’ stories too.