Tuesday, January 12, 2010

on a far more serious note...


miep gies passed away yesterday. i've always found her to be incredibly inspiring, someone to be admired for bravery and kindness. i hope she rests in peace.


3 comments:

Kay said...

She was a wonderful person, I've always loved to read and know of her.

Anonymous said...

Aww that's sad. It's good she saved her book. I visited the Ann Frank house in 2001 I think it was. It's a very unassuming shop-house on a random street in Amsterdam. It's strange to look out the window upstairs and see the tree that Anne Frank described in her book. It makes it all seem so much more real. I had an Australian girl on a trip a few months ago whose father grew up as an orphan in Germany and spent his youth picking up used cigarrette butts at the train station and rerolling the leftover tobacco to sell and he later immigrated to Australia. And this trip I have two young German pilots and one of the guy's father was a Nazi who spent several years in an American prison.

Aaron

effie said...

aaron- wow! that must have been quite an experience. i would love to visit there someday!

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