Miep Gies

 

 

Age: 100

 

Summary: Dutch secretary who defied Nazi occupiers to hide Anne Frank and her family for two years during World War II and saved the teenager's diary that was later published as The Diary of Anne Frank in 1947, who was the last of the non-Jews who supplied food and books to the secret annex behind the canal warehouse where Anne, her parents, sister, and four other Jews hid until they were discovered on an anonymous tip, but Anne Frank died of typhus at age 15 in the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp in March 1945 just two weeks before the camp was liberated.

 

 

Cause of Death: Complications from neck injuries sustained in a fall

 

Born: February 15, 1909

 

Died: January 11, 2010

 

Location: Amsterdam, the Netherlands