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Anne Frank Guardian Turns 100

It happened such a short time ago and yet so many seem so forgetful of how we get there. This woman remembers. And so should we all.

Miep Gies, who looked after Anne Frank and her family as they hid from the Nazis in Amsterdam during World War Two, has turned 100 years old. She celebrated her milestone quietly in Friesland with her friends and family.

Mrs Gies talked about the day Nazis broke into the Franks' hiding place in Amsterdam, tipped off by a still unknown collaborator, and marched the Franks out of the building along the Princengracht and off to a miserable, lonely death in the Nazi termination camps.

"I'll never forget it, the feeling of sorrow and devastation when I looked around the empty rooms which had been home to the Franks, my friends, for nearly two years," she said.
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