18 August 1905
Born in Amsterdam.
Jan gets to know Miep Santrouschitz while working at a textile company. She is a typist there, and he’s an accountant.
Jan becomes a social worker with the Amsterdam Social Service.
16 July 1941
Jan and Miep get married.
Otto Frank asks Jan if he's willing to help if Otto and his family go into hiding.
4 August 1944
Everyone in the Annex is arrested. Jan is not taken. From the canal, he witnesses everyone being taken away.
Otto moves in with the Gies family. He will go on to stay for seven years.
13 July 1950
A son, Paul, is born.
26 January 1993
Jan Gies dies.