Notable deaths of 2010
Miep GiesJan. 12
Gies, the office secretary who defied the Nazi occupiers to hide Anne Frank and her family for two years and saved the teenager's diary, died at 100.
Gies was the last of the few non-Jews who supplied food, books, and good cheer to the secret annex behind the canal warehouse where Anne, her parents, sister, and four other Jews hid for 25 months during World War II.
After the apartment was raided by the German police, Gies gathered up Anne's scattered notebooks and papers and locked them in a drawer for her return after the war. The diary, which Anne Frank was given on her 13th birthday, chronicles her life in hiding from June 12, 1942, until Aug. 1, 1944.
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