"I don't want to be considered a hero," she said in a 1997 online chat with schoolchildren. "Imagine young people would grow up with the feeling that you have to be a hero to do your human duty. I am afraid nobody would ever help other people, because who is a hero? I was not. I was just an ordinary housewife and secretary."
As we honor Gies' memory, I also want to point you to the interview AARP's Prime Time Radio recently did with Dr. Shlomo Breznitz, a Holocaust survivor whose research on brain memory is remarkable. Both parts are here.
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