Gide Niedringhaus is Anja’s younger sister. The two grew up almost as if they were twins and have lived together for the most part of their lives. The home they shared together in Kaufungen has been Anja’s retreat in Germany. Living together with Gide and her family in the countryside gave Anja recourse and a welcome balance to her professional life. Gide works as a teacher at an elementary school in Niestetal near Kassel, Germany.