Thursday, January 21, 2010

Francine Prose on Miep Gies (1909-2010)

Miep Gies, who risked her life for two and a half years sheltering eight Jews, including Anne Frank, from the Nazis, passed away on January 11, 2010 at the age of 100.

Francine Prose, author of Anne Frank: The Book, The Life, The Afterlife, has written a memorial essay in the Wall Street Journal.

Quote: "Even or especially now, she might be the person we think of first during those moments when we ask ourselves if the actions of one person can make any difference."