Monday, 11 January 2010

In Tribute to Miep Gies

I have always had a fascination with people who do extraordinary deeds and yet who are insistent on their ordinariness. Miep Gies died today at the age of 100 . She was one of a group of Dutch people who hid not only Anne Frank and her family but another family of four during World War II. She never saw herself as a herione , instead in her own words she described herself in the following way:

"There is nothing special about me. I have never wanted special attention. I was only willing to do what was asked of me and what seemed necessary at the time."

In tribute to Miep Gies for her acts of courage , her extraordinary sense of humility and her to exceptional display of human kindness.

For a 'visit' to the Anne Frank house, click HERE


  1. Incredibly brave and selfless woman. There are lessons there for us all! Nice Post

  2. Well done Tribe - these memories need to be kept alive so the same thing doesn't happen again.
    For those of you interested, the kristalnacht sim in sl is worthy of a visit. I had to do it in a few trips as its so very emotional.
    happy New year and peace to you all x

  3. Happy New Year Issy :) and Thanks for the pointer to Kristalnacht :))

  4. TY Issy, what a nice comment! Happy New Year and peace to you and yours!