Miep and Jan Gies met while working together at a textile company in the Netherlands. She was a typist, he an accountant. They were friends first, but after spending many nights together listening to Mozart and going to the cinema, the two started to settle into a relationship. On July 16th, 1941, they married. This photograph, which captures them staring at each other with loving eyes is from their wedding day.
Not long after their wedding, they would be asked to hide Anne Frank and her family. Miep’s reply to the request was “of course.”