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R.I.P. Miep Gies, 1909-2010

Miep Gies, the woman who hid Anne Frank's family and protected her diary until Otto Frank was able to publish it, died this week at the age of 100.
From NPR:

"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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