New York, 1969. unbound. Exceptional United Nations First Day Cover, postmarked in New York City on February 10, 1969, signed by two members of the Dutch Resistance who risked their lives hiding Anne Frank during World War II. Signed by Miep Gies (1909 - 2010), a Dutch citizen and close friend of Otto Frank. She hid Anne Frank, her family, and four other Jews from the Nazis in an annex above Anne's father's business premises. She is credited with rescuing and preserving Anne Frank's Diaries and other papers. Also signed by her husband Jan "Henk" Gies (1905 - 1993), a Resistance Fighter who is credited with saving the lives of several Jews and anti-Nazi conspirators. This item is directly associated with one of the most inspirational stories of World War II. Boldly signed and in near fine condition. (Inventory #: 266521)
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