Miep Gies, who helped hide Anne Frank and her family for two years during the Holocaust, died at the age of 100. She preserved Anne’s diary which was eventually published by Anne’s father and has given the world an intimate and powerful glimpse into those years of hiding.
Despite the risks Gies willingly took, she didn’t consider herself as a hero and was dismissive when others praised her valor. “This is very unfair. So many others have done the same or even far more dangerous work.”
Here’s a fuller account of her story: