Miep Gies Is A Hero Essay

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The Holocaust, it was a huge event in national history, and it affected thousands of people. In June of 1942, with the dreaded situation for the Jews, the Franks decided to go into hiding in secret in their office building. Along with a few others, Miep Gies agreed to be a "helper," to them, by bringing them food that she would collect from different food sources, with illegal ration cards her husband had procured as part of the Dutch resistance. Miep and her colleagues also made sure that the building was in a low-profile, so that suspicion was not brought amongst them. At their suggestion, Miep and a woman named Jan even spent a night with the eight people in hiding upstairs, where she said, "The fright...was so thick I could feel it pressing down on me." She and her “co-workers” were able to keep the family hidden for over two years, but eventually they were betrayed. The annex was overcome by the Nazis on August 4, 1944, and the people were sent to concentration …show more content…
We all have the potential to be heroes, and clearly Miep Gies is a hero, she saved the Frank family and helped them through all of their hard times. I feel that I have had a few times where I showed courage, but one specific time came to mind. One event in which I showed moral courage was when I was baptized in front of a couple hundred people in a small pool with my cousin. This is a moral courage moment because, I stepped up with my cousin and did what I felt was right and I believe that this influences my actions today by making me feel more self confident. I feel this way because that was one of the first decisions I made on my own as a child and to do that made me feel not like a hero for everyone else, but a hero for myself. As you can see, Hermine Santruschitz Gies was a HUGE part of history and displayed moral courage in a astounding and memorable

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