H.Res. 1074: Honoring the life of Miep Gies, who aided Anne Frank's family while they were in hiding and preserved her diary for future generations

H.Res. 1074

Honoring the life of Miep Gies, who aided Anne Frank's family while they were in hiding and preserved her diary for future generations

Date
February 23, 2010 (111th Congress, 2nd Session)

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Floor Situation

H.Res. 1074 is expected to be considered on the floor of the House on Tuesday, February 23, 2010, under a motion to suspend the rules, requiring a two-thirds vote for passage. The legislation was introduced Rep. Mary Jo Kilroy (D-OH) on February 4, 2010.

Bill Summary

H.Res. 1074 would resolve that the House of Representatives:

  • "Recognizes Miep Gies's courage in risking her own life to hide and provide for the Frank family while they were in hiding;
  • "Commends Miep Gies for retrieving and preserving the diary of Anne Frank, which has served as an inspiration to countless people the world over; and
  • "Honors Miep Gies for her bravery during Nazi occupation of the Netherlands and her dedication to preserving the memory of Anne Frank and the Holocaust."

 

Background

According to the resolution's findings, Miep Gies agreed without hesitation to hide and assist the Frank family to avoid Jewish persecution at the hands of Nazi Germany. Miep Gies helped hide and sustain the Frank family, along with Hermann and Auguste Van Pels, their son Peter, and later Fritz Pfeffer, for two years bringing them food, supplies, and writing supplies for Anne.