Anne Frank Home
Shortly after the arrests, Miep returns to the attic and finds Anne's diaries, as well as papers and family photographs. She collects everything and hides them in her desk drawer. She hopes to present them to Anne when she is freed.
Otto Frank survives the Holocaust, returning to Amsterdam from Auschwitz in 1945. He lives with Miep and Jan Gies. After Otto learns that none of his family has survived, Miep presents him with the papers she has collected from the attic floor. The Diary of Anne Frank is published two years later. In the 50 years since its publication, the diary has been read by tens of millions of people worldwide.
Miep Gies, died on January 11, 2010 at the age of 100. Jan Gies, Miep's husband, died in 1993.
Find out more about Miep's story by reading her interview with Scholastic Network students.
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