Meip Gies

unknown hero

Meip Gies

Meip Gies was an unknown hero. To some people she was famous for protecting the Frank family. People who where caught hiding Jews where killed by the Nazis. The frank family was Jewish so Meip took a chance of being killed protecting Anne and her family.The Holocaust was the systematic, bureaucratic, state-sponsored persecution and murder of approximately six million Jews including 1.5 million Jewish children in Europe by the Nazi regime and its collaborators that took place between 1933-1945. Life in the Holocaust was brutal the prisoners slept on straw mattresses that had small sheets. Jews throughout Nazi-occupied Europe were forced to wear a badge in the form of a Yellow Star as a means of identification.Nazi Germany maintained concentration camps throughout the territories it controlled. The concentration camps where hard to live in you would wake up early to do an impossible task and get beaten when you failed. Your breakfast was barely enough for you to survive like a small slice of bread. People had to stand for hours during role call. When you are working, you are lucky to have gotten a good tool like a pickax or a shovel. The work that they did was pointless like moving heavy rocks from one place to another. In the evening you head back to your cell to wake up early the next morning. It was a place like this where Meip would have died.