My Friend Anne Frank: The Inspiring and Heartbreaking True Story of Best Friends Torn Apart and Reunited Against All Odds

Category: Book
By (author): Kraft, Dina
By (author): Pick-Goslar, Hannah
  HISTORY / Europe / Eastern
  HISTORY / Holocaust
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Published: June 2023
Format: Book-hardcover
Pages: 320
Size: 9.25in x 6.00in x 1.06in
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From The Publisher*The long‑awaited, moving memoir of Holocaust survivor Hannah Pick‑Goslar, who shares an intimate look into her life and friendship with Anne Frank.

In 1933, Hannah Pick-Goslar and her family fled Nazi Germany to live in Amsterdam, where she struck up a close friendship with her next-door neighbor: an outspoken and fun-loving young girl named Anne Frank. For several years, the inseparable pair enjoyed a carefree childhood of games, sleepovers, and treats with the other children in their neighborhood of Rivierenbuurt. But in 1942, Hannah and Anne's lives abruptly changed forever. As the Nazi occupation of Amsterdam progressed, Anne and the Frank family seemingly vanished, leaving behind unmade beds and dishes in the sink-but no trace of Anne's precious diary. Torn apart from her dear friend without warning, Hannah was tormented over Anne's fate, wondering if she had, by some miracle, managed to escape danger.
In this long‑awaited memoir, Hannah Pick-Goslar shares the incredible story of her childhood during the Holocaust, from the introduction of anti-Jewish laws in Amsterdam, to the gradual disappearance of classmates and, eventually, the Frank family, to Hannah and her family's imprisonment in the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp. While Hannah chronicles the experiences of her own life during and after the war, she provides a searing look at what countless children endured at the hands of the Nazi regime, as well as an intimate, never‑before‑seen portrait of the most recognizable victim of the Holocaust. Culminating in an astonishing fateful reunion, My Friend Anne Frank is the profoundly moving story of childhood and friendship during one of the darkest periods of the world's history.
Review Quote*"Hannah's story finally completes what Anne could not. It is both heartbreaking and life-affirming, and we need its truth now more than ever."-Dr. Edith Eva Eger, author of The Choice
Biographical NoteHannah Pick-Goslar was born in Berlin in 1928. Hannah is referred to as ‘Lies Goosens' in Anne Frank's diary. In June 1943, Hannah and her family were arrested in Amsterdam and sent to Westerbork transit camp, and then to Bergen-Belsen. Hannah survived 14 months until the camp was liberated in 1945. She emigrated to British Mandate Palestine in 1947, shortly before it became Israel, and trained as a nurse. She passed away in 2022 at the age of 93.