November 28, 1996

Miep Gies

During World War II Miep Gies was one of the people helping to hide Anne Frank and seven others from the German Army. After their hiding place was betrayed and the eight residents of the secret annex were taken by the Germans, it was Gies who discovered and preserved Anne Frank's famous diary, a book that has been translated into more than 30 languages and has been translated to both the stage and screen.

Gies was in Boise for the dedication of the Anne Frank Human Rights Center and Memorial give you a front row seat to hear Gies' speech during the dedication ceremony. Gies passed away at the age of 100 on January 11, 2010.