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My Friend Anne Frank - Hannah Pick-Goslar

Author: Hannah Pick-Goslar

Started: May 20, 2023

Finished: May 23, 2023

Format: Digital

Genre: Memoir

Hannah Goslar became a refugee in Amsterdam after Hitler began his reign of terror in Germany. She met Anne Frank in a grocery store again when they shared classes. Despite the ongoing war, the girls' lives went on until the day Anne disappeared. From that point on, Hannah discovered the horrific things being done to the Jewish population of Europe. Hannah tells the story of her life before, during, and most importantly after her time in the concentration camps.

Hannah Goslar knew the importance of her role in Anne Frank's story - to help keep it alive. Her decision in telling her story was to keep Anne's story and that of untold amounts of others alive. She details how she discovered the Frank family disappeared and how her family was rounded up as well as her own losses in the camps. Hannah's most significant achievement though was her life after the Holocaust. She went on to become a nurse, got married, and have a large family that she would jokingly call her "revenge" on Hitler. This book was extremely well written, and I enjoyed learning more about Hannah Goslar and her life. Hannah Pock-Goslar died at the beautiful age of 93 in 2022 after a long life in Israel. May her memory be a blessing.

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