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Anne Frank Heroine Dies at 100


Miep Gies, a Dutch citizen who helped Anne Frank and her family hide from the Nazis during World War II and discovered the writing that became Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl, passed away Monday at age 100.

According to NPR, Gies was the last of the living non-Jews who assisted the Frank family as they hid in a secret annex in Amsterdam for 25 months before the hideout was raided. During that time, the young Frank, who later perished in a concentration camp, wrote what would become her famous diary, which continues to be a global best seller.

NPR offers a remembrance of Gies, who insisted on modesty for her role in helping Anne Frank.

"People should never think that you have to be a very special person to help those who need you," she said.

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