February 15, 1909
Hermine Santrouschitz is born in Vienna (Austria).
End of the First World War.
Hermine comes to the Netherlands with a group of Austrian children for convalescence. She lives with a foster family in Leiden and is given the name Miep.
Miep moves to Amsterdam with her foster family.
Miep becomes a secretary with the Opekta company.
July 16, 1941
Miep marries Jan Gies.
Otto Frank asks Miep if she will help if he and his family go into hiding.
August 4, 1944
The people in hiding are arrested. Miep and Bep are not taken with them. They find Anne Frank’s diary in the secret annex.
Miep goes to the SD (Nazi security police) offices in Amsterdam to try to get the people in hiding released.
Otto Frank has survived the war and comes to live with Miep and Jan Gies. When they hear that Anne and Margot have died, Miep gives Anne’s diary to Otto Frank.
July 13, 1952
Miep and Jan Gies have a son, Paul. Miep stops working at Opekta.
Miep writes a book: ‘Memories of Anne Frank’.
January 26, 1993
Jan Gies dies.
February 15, 2009
Miep celebrates her 100th birthday.
January 11, 2010
Miep Gies dies at the age of 100.