After Anne Frank asteroid, Miep Gies asteroid


This video is called Miep Gies: Giving Anne’s diary to her father.

From Dutch NOS TV:

04 October 2009

Asteroid named Miep Gies

An asteroid has been named after Miep Gies, the woman who saved Anne Frank‘s diary. The International Astronomical Union has said so. The asteroid Miepgies is rocky and has a 7 kilometer diameter.

Miep Gies (now 100 years of age) helped the Frank family to hide during the Second World War. After the inhabitants of the Secret Annexe had been arrested, she found the diary and hid it.

In the Netherlands, asteroids have been called after, eg, the author Hella Haasse, the Nobel prize winner Gerard ‘t Hooft, and Anne Frank herself.

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