At the time Miep Gies was the secretary for Otto Frank. In her early thirties she took the risk of her lifetime by helping hide the family.
She is now the only surviving member of the team that helped keep the Franks alive from 1942 until they were captured in 1944.
The Telegraph quotes her on memories of Anne:
“Anne was a lovely, lively, normal young girl. She was so full of the joy of just being alive. She looked forward to resuming her own life, going back to school, travelling abroad and becoming a writer after the war. She never doubted she and her family would survive.”
Mrs. Gies is celebrated her birthday with friends and family in Friesland.