Miep Gies: A Beacon of Hope

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Date and Time: 
Monday, September 16, 2013 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Speaker: 
Judy Winnick

Miep Gies: A Beacon of Hope

Miep Gies (1909-2010) is one of the unsung heroes of the Holocaust. This petite, humble woman helped hide Anne Frank and her family in the Netherlands during WWII. Miep provided them with food and other basic necessities. She linked them to the outside world. Her emotional support gave them a beacon of hope. Without the protection Miep and her husband gave, Anne might not have survived to write the diary.

Monday, 8 May 1944 “It seems as if we are never far from Miep’s thoughts”...-Anne Frank

After the Nazis arrested the Frank family, Miep discovered Anne’s diary and protected it through the rest of the war. Had it not been for Miep, Anne’s story would have been lost to the world.

Judy Winnick portrays extraordinary women from WWII history: Miep Gies: A Beacon of Hope and Irena Sendler.

 

 

 

 

Location

South Ridge Recreation Center
Upstairs Auditorium
4800 McArthur Ranch Rd
Highlands Ranch 80130 39° 32' 23.2728" N, 104° 55' 16.9104" W