I just watched a docu-drama presented by the National Geographic Channel titled "A Small Light".
I thought it was excellent. It followed the events of Miep and Jan Gies, a couple who were friends to Miep's employer Mr. Otto Frank and his family. They were Jews and former German citizens, forced into hiding as they were unable to leave the country fleeing the Nazis in 1940. Miep and Jan Gies hid the Franks and other persons in the attic of the building she worked in for two years before they were discovered by the Nazis.
It was Miep Gies who made sure that after the war, the diary of Otto Frank's daughter Anne was returned to him.
Unlike all the other presentations of those living in the secret annex, this story focused on Miep and Jan Gies, who risked their lives to save Jews, particularly the children. Equally it was a harrowing portrayal of everyday life of citizens living under a forced occupation by a totalitarian state.
Watch full episodes of A Small Light online. Get sneak peeks and free episodes all on Nat Geo TV.