os Diary of Anne Frank Essays The Diary of Anne Frank The Real Heros 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 their friends.
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.