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May 01, 1987 - Image 48

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1987-05-01

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Friday, May 1, 1987

1

THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

Hours: Mon.-Sat. 10-5
Thursday 10-8

352-8622

ADL Presents Award To
Frank Family Helper

New York (JTA) — The
petite elderly woman stepped
up to the podium in Dag
Hammarskjold Plaza here,
before the Holocaust Mem-
orial Wall, last Sunday. Miep
Gies said simply, "We are so
happy to be here with you,
and we thank you so very
much for your warm and
friendly welcome." With such
simple words and great
humility, the woman who hid
Anne Frank received the
Courage to Care Award from
the Anti- Defamation League
of B'nai B'rith.
Gies (pronounced Khiess)
doesn't think of herself as a
hero, she says repeatedly.
"People call me hero, but it is
my opinion that that is not
the right word. What we have
done derives from my Euro-
pean character and my love
for mankind We will always
remember that there were
other people who did the
same as we. We would like to
accept this award for all the
lesser-known people who did
the same. We will never forget
what has happened."
Gies remained very much a
private figure in Amsterdam,
but now she has decided to
come forward with her mem-
ories of Anne and the Frank
family, who were her em-
ployers and friends, because
she and her husband Jan,
who received the award with
her, are the last eyewitnesses
to the remarkable story.
The book she has written,
Anne Frank Remembered
(with Alison Leslie Gold,
published by Simon and
Schuster) tells the story from
the other side of the famed
swinging bookcase that hid
what Anne called "the Secret
Annexe." In it, she has re-
called with sorrow and love
the girl who left the diary
that became the world's
treasure.
Jan (who appears as Henk
Van Senten in Anne's diary, to
protect his identity, and as
Henk Gies in his wife's
memoirs) worked in the
underground. "I was a social
worker in the city of Amster-
dam," he said in an interview.
"We were close friends before
they went into hiding. Jan,
now 81, is very protective of
his beloved Miep, who looks
much younger than her 78
years. Miep, asked to remem-
ber the Franks, said simply,
"They were a nice family,
good people and close
friends."
After the Franks and the
others who hid with them —
the Van Daan family and Mr.

Dusel — were taken away to
Bergen-Belsen and Ausch-
witz, Miep did the un-
thinkable. She walked into
the Gestapo headquarters in
Amsterdam, to see the Vien-
nese Nazi who had taken
them away. He had not ar-
rested her only because she,
like him, was from Vienna.
With tremendous "chutzpah,"
she offered to buy back the
people.
It was Miep who found the
orange-checkered diary after
the denizens of the "Secret
Annexe" were taken away.
She put it aside, along with
other possessions of the
young girl, saying, "I'll keep
everything safely for Anne
until she comes back." Only
Otto Frank returned, and he
lived with the Gieses for
seven years.

Israel's Trade
Deficit Is Up

Tel Aviv (JTA) — Israel's
trade deficit increased by 73
percent in the first quarter of
1987 compared with the
corresponding period in 1986,
according to figures released
by the Central Bureau of
Statistics April 19.
Imports increased by 24.5
percent against an 11.5 per-
cent increase of exports in
the three-month period. As a
result, the average monthly
trade deficit increased 14
percent compared to the last
quarter — October-December
1986 — and 50 percent com-
pared to the third quarter —
July-September 1986.
The figures do not include
the West Bank and Gaza
Strip.

Honorary Citizen

BONN (JTA) — The Bonn
municipality ruled that there
is no legal way to strip Adolf
Hitler of his title of honorary
citizen of Bonn, accorded by
the city fathers, when he
came to power in 1933. The
matter came up after jour-
nalists noted that President
Chaim Herzog of Israel, who
was the guest of the West
German government on his
recent visit, was honored by
the same town that honored
Hitler. It is not known
whether Herzog was aware of
the fact. Bonn is a twin city
of Tel Aviv and sends youth
and other groups on exchange
visits to Israel.

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