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(BBC)   Miep Gies dies at age 100. Beaker inconsolable   (news.bbc.co.uk) divider line 109
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2010-01-11 10:48:00 PM
I remember reading about her a year ago and was surprised she was still alive. What an amzing amount of courage that took. Amazing woman.
 
2010-01-11 10:48:02 PM
LordPomposity: seabass242: LordPomposity: booklover555: The Anne Frank house in Amsterdam is seriously one of the most heart-wrenching house tours ever. Especially when I stood next to the wall where Anne and her sister measured themselves as they grew taller in hiding. Last time Anne was measured, she was about my height, 5'4"

/But she never even would have gotten that far without Miep.

Yes, it is one of the more touching pieces of fiction the Jewish media have succeeded in passing off as real.

1/10... You really had to troll an Anne Frank thread?

Ah, liberals. Tolerant of all viewpoints...right up until they find one, supported by the facts, that opposes their own house-of-cards worldview. Then they brand you a troll and try to shut you up.


I am not a liberal.
 
2010-01-11 10:48:09 PM
 
2010-01-11 10:49:01 PM
seabass242: I am not a liberal.

Next lie is that you're not a Jew, either, yes?
 
2010-01-11 10:50:25 PM
LordPomposity: seabass242: LordPomposity: booklover555: The Anne Frank house in Amsterdam is seriously one of the most heart-wrenching house tours ever. Especially when I stood next to the wall where Anne and her sister measured themselves as they grew taller in hiding. Last time Anne was measured, she was about my height, 5'4"

/But she never even would have gotten that far without Miep.

Yes, it is one of the more touching pieces of fiction the Jewish media have succeeded in passing off as real.

1/10... You really had to troll an Anne Frank thread?

Ah, liberals. Tolerant of all viewpoints...right up until they find one, supported by the facts, that opposes their own house-of-cards worldview. Then they brand you a troll and try to shut you up.


So only liberals believe in the veracity of the authorship? Don't insult the conservatives.
 
2010-01-11 10:50:28 PM
LordPomposity: Ah, liberals. Tolerant of all viewpoints...right up until they find one, supported by the facts, that opposes their own house-of-cards worldview.

The Nazi one?
 
2010-01-11 10:53:11 PM
Herp Derp?
 
2010-01-11 10:53:24 PM
seabass242: LordPomposity: booklover555: The Anne Frank house in Amsterdam is seriously one of the most heart-wrenching house tours ever. Especially when I stood next to the wall where Anne and her sister measured themselves as they grew taller in hiding. Last time Anne was measured, she was about my height, 5'4"

/But she never even would have gotten that far without Miep.

Yes, it is one of the more touching pieces of fiction the Jewish media have succeeded in passing off as real.

1/10... You really had to troll an Anne Frank thread?


Barrel, fish, shotgun.

Except more half-assed trolls.

/I was gonna post some Storm Front quotes, put I got a away pissed off
 
2010-01-11 10:54:10 PM
It just goes to show that if you help out people when they're really in need, and then fade into obscurity, you too might live for a century.
 
2010-01-11 10:54:31 PM
popstop: So only liberals believe in the veracity of the authorship? Don't insult the conservatives.

The "responsible conservatives" are ultimately just as weak as the liberals. Indeed, the Republicans in our government willingly roll over alongside the Democrats while the international Jewry (in the form of the Israeli government) uses our troops as meat shields between themselves and the people they oppress.

jaytkay: LordPomposity: Ah, liberals. Tolerant of all viewpoints...right up until they find one, supported by the facts, that opposes their own house-of-cards worldview.

The Nazi one?


Why, yes. You say that like it's a bad thing.
 
2010-01-11 10:55:20 PM
I met Miep Gies when I was about 12. She was very inspirational and very humble and kind. Like you would expect any sweet old grandma to be basically. She never considered what she did anymore special than what she thought anyone would do in that situation. My heart goes out to her family.
 
2010-01-11 10:56:03 PM
Remarkable, inspirational person. And she would always say she was not a hero, she was only doing what she knew should be done.

I'm glad she got to live an entire century. I thought she must be already dead until I read this.

/grandma grew up in Nazi Germany
//even as a German citizen she was forced to do menial labor and almost starved to death
///horrible, horrible time and place in history and anyone who managed to bring any good to it is definitely a hero

Though, all seriousness aside, I have to say the Beaker picture made me LOL...
 
2010-01-11 10:57:49 PM
So who ratted on the Franks?
 
2010-01-11 10:58:13 PM
Rest in Meep.
 
2010-01-11 11:02:45 PM
LordPomposity: popstop: So only liberals believe in the veracity of the authorship? Don't insult the conservatives.

The "responsible conservatives" are ultimately just as weak as the liberals. Indeed, the Republicans in our government willingly roll over alongside the Democrats while the international Jewry (in the form of the Israeli government) uses our troops as meat shields between themselves and the people they oppress.

jaytkay: LordPomposity: Ah, liberals. Tolerant of all viewpoints...right up until they find one, supported by the facts, that opposes their own house-of-cards worldview.

The Nazi one?

Why, yes. You say that like it's a bad thing.


You. Wow. You are blowing my mind right now. I've never seen a Nazi sympathizer.

I've seen white supremacists but they are mostly scared pups with no pack, you don't seem to have anything to gain.

You're trolling the Holocaust, and it seems like you believe what you're saying.
 
2010-01-11 11:06:02 PM
static.reelmovienews.com

RIP MIEP
 
2010-01-11 11:08:13 PM
From NYT:

"I am not a hero," Mrs. Gies wrote in her memoir, "Anne Frank Remembered," published in 1987. "I stand at the end of the long, long line of good Dutch people who did what I did and more - much more - during those dark and terrible times years ago, but always like yesterday in the heart of those of us who bear witness."

Goodnight, bravebuthumblewoman.
 
2010-01-11 11:08:19 PM
LordPomposity: booklover555: The Anne Frank house in Amsterdam is seriously one of the most heart-wrenching house tours ever. Especially when I stood next to the wall where Anne and her sister measured themselves as they grew taller in hiding. Last time Anne was measured, she was about my height, 5'4"

/But she never even would have gotten that far without Miep.

Yes, it is one of the more touching pieces of fiction the Jewish media have succeeded in passing off as real.


Not even 0/10. Maybe -2/10. Anemic. You're not trying even a little bit. You have to try a little bit at least if you want to be heard over these Huns. Come on, man, put some oomph into it.
 
2010-01-11 11:13:07 PM
that nailgun isn't hooked up to an airline... it's not even loaded by the looks of it.


good movie tho.
 
2010-01-11 11:14:57 PM
Only the good die young.

/bless you Miep
 
2010-01-11 11:17:47 PM
TeddyRooseveltsMustache: It just goes to show that if you help out people when they're really in need, and then fade into obscurity, you too might live for a century.

I don't know about obscurity. I haven't read that book in at least a decade, but I recognized her name immediately.

However, to support your theory:

Polish social worker who smuggled 2500 children out of the Warsaw ghetto died at 98. Her story wasn't really known until the last few years of her life. She also recorded and hid a list of the real names of the children she saved in case they could ultimately be reunited with their families. 25-effing-HUNDRED children.

Both risked death and Miep at least just caught a really lucky break.

I don't often post sentiment like this on Fark, but both of those women are really inspiring. Their stories give one pause.

And now, back to your regularly scheduled Fark.
 
2010-01-11 11:22:20 PM
There's actually an old jewish blessing - "may she/he live to be 100". I guess if enough people say it...
 
2010-01-11 11:24:50 PM
Fark this biatch. I am glad she is dead. She took someone's private diary and exposed it to the world. That is an unacceptable invasion of privacy and I hope she burns in hell for it.
 
2010-01-11 11:30:33 PM
*golf clap for subby*
 
2010-01-11 11:33:38 PM
LordPomposity: booklover555: The Anne Frank house in Amsterdam is seriously one of the most heart-wrenching house tours ever. Especially when I stood next to the wall where Anne and her sister measured themselves as they grew taller in hiding. Last time Anne was measured, she was about my height, 5'4"

/But she never even would have gotten that far without Miep.

Yes, it is one of the more touching pieces of fiction the Jewish media have succeeded in passing off as real.


One of two options..
1) You are trolling for attention.. in which case develop a real talent, so you can get positive attention.

2) You actually believe what you just said.. in which case please get therapy. Quickly. It is not healthy to be so full of hate & paranoia.
 
2010-01-11 11:34:08 PM
ringo2: There's actually an old jewish blessing - "may she/he live to be 100". I guess if enough people say it...

That's also the Polish birthday song.

www.polishamericancenter.org

/hot

Merky: Fark this biatch. I am glad she is dead. She took someone's private diary and exposed it to the world. That is an unacceptable invasion of privacy and I hope she burns in hell for it.

She gave it to Anne's dad, who published it. .5/10, only because I had the urge to correct you.
 
2010-01-11 11:45:28 PM
Merky: Fark this biatch. I am glad she is dead. She took someone's private diary and exposed it to the world. That is an unacceptable invasion of privacy and I hope she burns in hell for it.

I get so much satisfaction to know that people all over the world are mourning her loss, and your funeral probably won't even fill a funeral parlor.
 
2010-01-11 11:46:20 PM
booklover555: The Anne Frank house in Amsterdam is seriously one of the most heart-wrenching house tours ever. Especially when I stood next to the wall where Anne and her sister measured themselves as they grew taller in hiding. Last time Anne was measured, she was about my height, 5'4"

/But she never even would have gotten that far without Miep.


I got to see it as well. The bookcase/door was the part that got me. You would never know they were there when it was closed.
 
2010-01-11 11:57:22 PM
Ridiculous troll is ridiculous.

And unfortunately, paying attention to what they say gives them the false impression that it has meaning.

Also, http://www.miepgies.nl/en/

I've seen Miep's story on several websites in the past, but didn't know she had a website of her own. Posting the link in case anyone would be interested.
 
2010-01-11 11:58:53 PM
ringo2: There's actually an old jewish blessing - "may she/he live to be 100". I guess if enough people say it...

Token Jew here. While Mrs. Gies lived an exemplary life and died "at a good age," as the saying goes, the Jewish blessing is actually... "until 120." And why? Because the legend says that Moses lived until 120.

The website of The Forward (a Yiddish newspaper) has a nicely-summarized explanation, in English:

..."We are told by the Bible that 120 was the age of Moses when he died, and Moses is the only biblical character whom we are also told remained in good health, sound of mind and of body, until his last moment. ("And Moses was a hundred and twenty years old when he died: his eye was not dim, nor his natural force abated.") Moreover, according to Jewish legend Moses died the most painless and even pleasant of deaths, since God Himself drew his soul from his body with a kiss. To this day, in Hebrew, when one wishes to say that someone has died peacefully - as when an elderly person passes away in his or her sleep without suffering - one says that he or she died "the death of a kiss."

To wish someone "until 120," therefore, is to wish them a life as long and healthy as God permits and a death as quick and easy as Moses'. And although such a wish contains an element of exaggeration, 120 being beyond the range of even abnormal human-life expectancy, it is not so beyond the range that it seems totally absurd."...
 
2010-01-12 12:05:34 AM
Hay Gies what's going on in this thread?
 
2010-01-12 12:05:38 AM
It truly was a miracle what she did. Teaching Hellen Keller how to sign WATER.
 
2010-01-12 12:07:01 AM
"They were powerless, they didn't know where to turn..." she says. "We did our duty as human beings: helping people in need."

Tough folks standing up like that. I wonder if there's anyone like that in the Darfur or in anyone of a half dozen other places?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_ongoing_conflicts#1000.2B_deaths_per_year
how about here-
http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/world/war/index.html
 
2010-01-12 12:12:37 AM
Merky: Fark this biatch. I am glad she is dead. She took someone's private diary and exposed it to the world. That is an unacceptable invasion of privacy and I hope she burns in hell for it.

Are you trolling for fun, or do you just lack reading comprehension? She didn't even read the diary and papers herself, much less expose them to anyone else. After the Franks were taken away, the Gestapo left the papers in the apartment. Mrs. Gies found them, and the diary, gathered them up and locked it all away until Mr. Frank - the only one of the family who survived - came back, and then gave the lot to him, still untouched. He was the one who decided what should be done with it.

She was an exceptionally sensitive and compassionate person, besides being very courageous. But from your tone, I don't expect you will grasp who she was no matter how much anyone tries to explain it to you.
 
2010-01-12 12:13:56 AM
belhade: HumbleGenius: belhade: I don't get it. Helen Keller?

At some point in the past someone thought it would be funny to pretend to mix up the two, so now people do it on purpose just to see who tries to correct them. It's very sophisticated humor.
Uhh, okay.


Here we go again. Obligatory explanation:

If you missed the reference, it's from a movie by Kevin Smith that you've not seen. One character mistakes the two for each other, while the other corrects him...
 
2010-01-12 12:51:58 AM
Marcintosh
"They were powerless, they didn't know where to turn..." she says. "We did our duty as human beings: helping people in need."

Tough folks standing up like that. I wonder if there's anyone like that in the Darfur or in anyone of a half dozen other places?


what a remarkable coincidence:
LINK (new window)
 
2010-01-12 01:19:19 AM
Merky: Fark this biatch. I am glad she is dead. She took someone's private diary and exposed it to the world. That is an unacceptable invasion of privacy and I hope she burns in hell for it.

cdn1.knowyourmeme.com

/Dude, you're not even trying
//Anne Frank: 1942 Hide-and-Seek World Champion
 
2010-01-12 01:47:16 AM
www.thelovemanatee.com

RIP MEP.
 
2010-01-12 01:55:48 AM
LordPomposity: seabass242: LordPomposity: pieces of fiction the Jewish media have succeeded in passing off as real.

1/10... You really had to troll an Anne Frank thread?

Ah, liberals. Tolerant of all viewpoints...right up until they find one, supported by the facts, that opposes their own house-of-cards worldview. Then they brand you a troll and try to shut you up.


You can have your freedom of speech, Lord Pomposity. But it will fall on more and more deaf ears as you get on everyone's ignore list.
 
2010-01-12 02:37:12 AM
Link (new window) - Beaker decided to sing a song in memory.
 
2010-01-12 03:58:24 AM
The world needs more kind, humble, brave people like her.

jaytkay: So who ratted on the Franks?

To this day, it remains unknown^, and given the dwindling numbers of people still alive who could possibly remember some clue, it seems likely it will never be known for certain, barring some deathbed confession.
 
2010-01-12 03:59:21 AM
booklover555: The Anne Frank house in Amsterdam is seriously one of the most heart-wrenching house tours ever.

Agreed. Definitely DO NOT go there after smoking a pile of Amsterdam's finest. What a double bummer.
 
2010-01-12 04:10:48 AM
Subby here. As a Muppet fan, and a justice fan, I'm really glad to have pulled this one off.
 
2010-01-12 05:40:59 AM
40 watt range:

You. Wow. You are blowing my mind right now. I've never seen a Nazi sympathizer.


www.gossipcheck.com

'sup, sugar tits?

/hot like he used to be
 
2010-01-12 05:45:13 AM
booklover555: The Anne Frank house in Amsterdam is seriously one of the most heart-wrenching house tours ever. Especially when I stood next to the wall where Anne and her sister measured themselves as they grew taller in hiding. Last time Anne was measured, she was about my height, 5'4"

/But she never even would have gotten that far without Miep.


Indeed, very heart wrenching - I cried when I saw the marks on the wall. The only other place on earth that moved me in that way was our family vacation to Auschwitz. No, I'm not kidding - My father took us to Auschwitz, and I'm very glad he did.
 
2010-01-12 06:46:13 AM
SpeelChuck: Merky: Fark this biatch. I am glad she is dead. She took someone's private diary and exposed it to the world. That is an unacceptable invasion of privacy and I hope she burns in hell for it.

Are you trolling for fun, or do you just lack reading comprehension? She didn't even read the diary and papers herself, much less expose them to anyone else. After the Franks were taken away, the Gestapo left the papers in the apartment. Mrs. Gies found them, and the diary, gathered them up and locked it all away until Mr. Frank - the only one of the family who survived - came back, and then gave the lot to him, still untouched. He was the one who decided what should be done with it.

She was an exceptionally sensitive and compassionate person, besides being very courageous. But from your tone, I don't expect you will grasp who she was no matter how much anyone tries to explain it to you.


Funny you should write this. There is some evidence that she DID want her diary to be publicly read in some form or another. According to Anne Frank: the Book the life, the Afterlife, she heard a Dutch minister in exile say (over contraband radio), that such diaries of the hardship of life during the war would be invaluable historical documents someday. She extensively edited and re-edited her diary, and wanted to be a writer someday.
 
2010-01-12 07:03:01 AM
I know, going to hell, etc etc...
img51.imageshack.us
Props to "Ernie"
 
2010-01-12 07:31:54 AM
Day_Old_Dutchie: I know, going to hell, etc etc...

Props to "Ernie"



Does it make me a bad person for laughing at that (or possibly anti-Semitic)?
 
2010-01-12 07:37:33 AM
LordPomposity: booklover555: The Anne Frank house in Amsterdam is seriously one of the most heart-wrenching house tours ever. Especially when I stood next to the wall where Anne and her sister measured themselves as they grew taller in hiding. Last time Anne was measured, she was about my height, 5'4"

/But she never even would have gotten that far without Miep.

Yes, it is one of the more touching pieces of fiction the Jewish media have succeeded in passing off as real.


Eat a box of dicks, you pathetic troll.
 
2010-01-12 08:20:56 AM
Merky: Fark this biatch. I am glad she is dead. She took someone's private diary and exposed it to the world. That is an unacceptable invasion of privacy and I hope she burns in hell for it.

Actually she kept the diary hoping to give it back after the war. The only member of the family to survive was Anne's father and she gave the diary to him. The father was the one who had the diary published.

/I know, I am replying to an obvious troll.
 
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