I WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU - WHITNEY HOUSTON
In memory of Whitney Houston - one of the greatest singers/performers of all time. Rest in peace.
Posts tagged death.
JACK: You’re gonna get out of here, you’re gonna go on and make lots of babies, and you’re gonna watch them grow. You’re gonna die an old lady warm in her bed, but not here, not this night. Not like this, do you understand me? Winning that ticket, Rose, was the best thing that ever happened to me… it brought me to you. And I’m thankful for that, Rose. I’m thankful. You must do me this honor, Rose. Promise me you’ll survive. That you won’t give up, no matter what happens, no matter how hopeless. Promise me now, Rose, and never let go of that promise.
ROSE: I promise.
JACK: Never let go.
ROSE: I’ll never let go. I’ll never let go, Jack.
Day 08 — A photo that makes you angry/sad
BERGEN-BELSEN MASS GRAVE [HOLOCAUST]
This is a photo of one of more than hundred mass graves that existed in the Holocaust. This photo makes me extremely sad to see the millions of Jews that were murdered during World War 2, due to one man’s hate, who then turn to another man’s hate, and so on. This shows the effect HATE has in society. Hate, that costed the lives of more than 6 million Jews.
Day 02 — Your favorite movie
A WALK TO REMEMBER - feat. Mandy Moore & Shane West
From the best-selling novel by Nicholas Sparks.
From Him, who loves me now so well,
What power my soul can sever?
Shall life or death, or earth or hell?
No - I am His forever.
Do not look back and grieve over the past, for it is gone; and do not be troubled about the future, for it has not yet come. Live in the present, and make it so beautiful that it will be worth remembering.
My first typography! :)
From Jodi Picoult’s - Nineteen Minutes
LEFT PHOTO [From left to right: Miep Gies, Johannes Kleiman, Victor Kugler, Otto Frank, Bep Voskuijl]
“There is nothing special about me. I have never wanted special attention. I was only willing to do what was asked of me and what seemed necessary at the time. When I was persuaded to tell my story, I had to think of the place that Anne Frank holds in history and what her story has come to mean for the many millions of people who have been touched by it. I’m told that every night when the sun goes down, somewhere in the world the curtain is going up on the stage play made from Anne’s diary. Taking into consideration the many printings of Het Achterhuis (“The Annex”) – published in English as Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl – and the many translations that have been made of Anne’s story, her voice has reached the far edges of the earth.”
Today, the famous protector of Anne Frank, her family and others died at age 100. Miep was an amazing and inspiring woman, that played a huge part in the lives of the Frank family, the van Pels family and Mr Fritz Pfeffer.
Anne Frank was a teenager who died in a concentration camp after her family was betrayed to the Nazis. The diary she kept while in hiding in Amsterdam is among the best known literary works of the World War II period and is widely read around the world. Although controversy surrounds some aspects of the diary, Ms. Gies has been credited with preserving it and turning it over to Anne’s father, Otto Frank, after the war. The Frank saga has come to symbolize both the heroism of individuals and the tragedy of the Holocaust.
As mentioned in an interview, Ms. Gies said she thought it was “perfectly natural” to have aided the Franks and several others who were hiding with them at Prinsengracht 263. “We did our duty as human beings,” she said. “Helping people in need.”
From July 1942 until the August 1944 betrayal, the Franks and the others were hidden in sealed-off rooms of Otto Frank’s company. In addition to working for the company, Opekta, Ms. Gies became a close friend of the family.
Several people played a part in protecting the group. Ms. Gies bicycled all over Amsterdam to get vegetables and meat without raising suspicion. She was also credited with giving Anne books and newspapers.
Miep Gies was born into a working-class family in Vienna in 1909. As a child, her name was Hermine Santruschitz. During the first World War, food was scarce, and it was later feared that she might die.
At the age of 11, a Dutch workers’ union helped bring her to the Netherlands to restore her health, and she made her home there. After completing high school, she began working as an office assistant. In her early 20s, she was hired by Otto Frank and put in charge of a complaint desk.
After the Nazi invasion of the Netherlands, she recognized the danger to people to whom she was close. “We felt deep anxiety for our Jewish friends,” she wrote, and told of “special pangs of regret for the Franks, with their two young children.” She was summoned to the German consulate, where she was asked about her refusal to join a Nazi girls’ group.
A German official said she would have to return to Vienna unless she married a Dutch citizen. She and Jan Gies had been close since 1930, and in 1941, they married. She became a Dutch citizen. Miep was a nickname. Jan Gies, who was in the Dutch resistance, died in 1993. Ms. Gies is survived by a son and three grandchildren.
According to her Web site, it was less than a year after she married that Otto Frank told her of his plans to hide from the Nazis. He asked whether she would assume the responsibility of caring for him, his family and those who would try to hide with them. As she recounted later, her response was, “Of course.”
Miep Gies represents one of many willing, kind, generous and influential heros of not just the World War, but also in history and today. Her actions during the war remind us all, to do good in the world, and make a difference. Heros are those who risk their own lives to help those in need, and that is a crucial action and characteristic that we should all learn from, in order to approach those who need our help.
“More than twenty thousand Dutch people helped to hide Jews and others in need of hiding during those years. I willingly did what I could to help. My husband did as well. It was not enough”