Monday, January 11, 2010

RIP: Miep Gies

Anne Frank diary guardian Miep Gies dies aged 100

Miep Gies, the last surviving member of the group who helped protect Anne Frank and her family from the Nazis, has died in the Netherlands aged 100.

She and other employees of Anne Frank's father Otto supplied food to the family as they hid in a secret annex above the business premises in Amsterdam.

Anne's diary of their life in hiding, which ended in betrayal, is one of the most famous records of the Holocaust.

Miep Gies died in a nursing home after suffering a fall at Christmas.

If you haven't, read the book. If you already have, you just might want to read it again.

Because WAR still exists!

Mister 'Frowny Face'!

As a BONUS, Stilton Jarlsberg posts a cute, short video here.

This little guy is soooo cute!

A Quote for All of Us

William James

"There is no worse lie than
a truth misunderstood by those who hear it."

Mister Swivelhead