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The Diary of Anne Frank could not have been written without the selfless
help of Mr. Kraler and Miep, the Dutch office-workers. In extremely hard
times, they provided the necessary help for the survival of the eight people
hiding out in the attic of a factory. Mr. Kraler often visited the two
families in hiding, and made sure that no one found out about them, while
Miep Brought them food, books and other things that they requested. They
were real world heroes because few people would go through so much even for
Mr. Kraler was an old man who felt that no people should suffer like the
Jews. He took it upon himself and Miep to give the two families in hiding
everything they needed for survival. He made sure that none of the workers
found out about the secret annex. Right in the beginning of the story, Mr.
Kraler installed a new dead bolt in the secret door for their safety. Mr.
Kraler and Miep have been putting food stores on shelves and making sure
there was enough drugs, soap and linen in store. Mr. Kraler is modest, when
Mrs. Frank says the they wouldn’t even be alive without Mr. Kraler’s help,
Mr. Kraler says “Please. Please. You make us seem very heroic. It isn’t that
at all. We simply don’t like the Nazis.” Mr. Kraler did everything within
his abilities to provide the Franks and the Van Daans with the best hiding
place in Amsterdam.
Miep was a young woman who was engaged and also had to work everyday and yet
she always found the time to visit the families, to bring them food, books,
news and whatever else they might have needed or wanted. Miep was very
generous but also modest. On new year’s eve she baked them a cake, even
though sugar was sold on rations. Mr. Frank offered her a piece of the cake
but she said “None for me, thank you.” because she knew that they hadn’t had
cake in a very long time, when Mr. Frank insisted, she said “I couldn’t.”.
Miep went to a party, she made sure to remember everything to tell them the
next day. Even though she had better, more fun oriented things to do, Miep
always found the time to bring the two families hiding out in the secret
annex everything they needed.
These two Dutch office workers, Mr. Kraler and Miep were great heroes. They
continued with their help even as times got worse by the minute. They could
have been arrested for hiding out the two families or even worse, they could
have been sent to a concentration camp. Miep and Mr. Kraler risked all to
save these eight people. What’s more important, neither Miep nor Mr. Kraler
ever asked for anything in return. They just continued to give great help
to the families for over two years. These people were true heroes.