For more than two years, Miep Gies and her husband helped hide the Franks from the Nazis. Like thousands of unsung heroes of the Holocaust, they risked their lives each day to bring food, news, and emotional support to the victims. From her own remarkable childhood as a World War I refugee to the moment she places a small, red-orange, checkered diary -- Anne's legacy -- in Otto Frank's hands, Miep Gies remembers her days with simple honesty and shattering clarity. Each page rings with courage and heartbreaking beauty.
©2009 Miep Gies; (P)2009 Oasis
A must listen. A beautifully read, updated version of Anne Frank Remembered... words that will forever live in my heart. Thank you Miep for your courage and may God forever bless all those who made the ultimate sacrifice to hide the Jews during WWII. And thanks to Alison Leslie Gold for bringing Miep's story to us so that this horror of all horrors will never be forgotten.
This book is not really about just Anne Frank. It is about the people of Holland under Nazi occupation. This is a docu-story about the day to day life of the Dutch people under Nazi rule from the mouth of the woman whose family brought the Frank's, and the Franks' friends in the hiding place, their daily food and supplies throughout the entire Nazi occupation. It is not written in a sentimental way, leaving the sentiment to the listener's imagination.
A very authentic sounding story. I listened to every word and will listen to it again next year to remind me of why we hate Hitler and his butchers.
I am an Australian woman who enjoys reading many different styles of books, from history to sci fi and mystery to poetry. I also love to listen to the same whilst not paying attention to other things. I aim for my reviews to be short and succinct so that they are easy to read.
or to be listened to/read in isolation. The narrator is excellent and gives a feeling that Miep is actually speaking to you. It is great to hear the rest of the story from an eye witness. Miep gives a different view of the famous story and creates a melieu that will cause you to cry in sympathy. A great story.
This book is a great companion to the Anne Frank Diary, seeing a fresh perspective of Anne. Not only did this memoir provide a glimpse, but a significant contribution was made by writing this book to fill in the gaps of what was taking place outside the Annex, that Anne could not have known about. The memoir also continues on where Anne's diary abruptly stops which is absolutely invaluable for a reader of Anne's Diary. In fact, I plan on reading Anne's Diary again, since it's been more than 40 years. Because of that interval, reading Ms. Miep's memoir was still suspenseful to a degree because I had forgotten the exact circumstances that led to the Frank Family and others leaving with the Germans. Also, I didn't realize that there was more time between their capture and the end of the war; it was more lengthy than I thought. I remembered it being just a week or so when, in reality, it was more like the war ended weeks after their demise in the camps; which seems to be a more common thread in the holocaust literature I have read.This book took me 2 days to listen to (I was making curtains)I was so captivated.
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I always knew Miep Gies was an incredible woman. Now I know she wasn't just taking care of the Franks et. al. She and her husband Jan had many other "projects" they were protecting. Barba Rosenblat's voice was perfect for this. Lovely read, hated for it to end, even thought subject matter painful and difficult.
Aussie truckie, on the long haul!
Yes, but probably not for a while. It's a good story & i sometimes re-listen to old books i've collected after a while, so maybe in a year or 2.
Probably the section about meip gies's constant worry about sickness for either herself or the frank family, i can only imagine how hard things were back in the war.
Barbara's pros were her abillity to pronounce & say, with what sounded like fluency, the german/dutch sections.
No not really, the amount of books i've listened to on this subject have kind of desensitised me to this story. but it still amazes me how bad things really were for the jews.
It's a really great listen. probably a better story than the original anne frank diary. well worth your credit too.
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Everything that the people did to help others is wonderful and affirms the human spirit!
This is a great audiobook about Anne Frank and the people who helped her and her family while in hiding. The narrator is also great. You will not be disappointed if you get this audiobook!
I have never read the diary of Anne Frank but I still loved this book. You definitely do not need to have read the diary. Barbara Rosenblat once again does a fantastic job of making the story come to life.
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