Memories of Anne Frank: Reflections of a Childhood Friend

by Alison Leslie Gold

Book, 1997



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New York, NY Scholastic, 1997


Recounts the story of Hannah Goslar, a close friend of Anne Frank and one of the last to see her alive.

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LibraryThing member lamour
Like Anne Frank, Hannah Goslar was born in German but fled with her family to the Netherlands when the Nazis came to power just as the Frank family had done. Their homes were in close proximity to one another and as a result they became close friends. According to Hannah, Anne was feisty and loved
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to tease and play pranks on people.

When the Frank family went into hiding, they spread the rumour they had gone to Switzerland. Hannah never had a chance to say goodbye to her best friend at that time. They did talk to one another a couple more times in the Bergen-Belsen Concentration camp through the wire at night. Anne's father, Otto, played a role in Hannah's survival at the war' conclusion.

Written for young readers, this title was selected by the American Library Association for inclusion on its Best of the Best list of the top 100 books for young adults.
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LibraryThing member LibrarysCat
The memories of Hannah, who knew Anne Frank from the age of four until her death at Bergen-Belsen, are beautifully recounted through author Alison Gold. The book, including many childhood photographs, is a wonderful companion to Anne's diary. The reflections of Hannah, a young girl who survived the
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Holocaust, also stand alone as a tribute to the courage and luck of the camp survivors.
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LibraryThing member RefPenny
This book is the memoir of Hannah Goslar, Anne Frank's best friend. It is a heartrending account of what life was like for Jewish children. Hannah ended up in a concentration camp with her younger sister and there made contact again with Anne, just before she died. Although very sick, Hannah
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managed to survive until the liberation of Germany and met up with Otto Frank when she returned to Amsterdam.
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LibraryThing member Bergenfield_Library
135 pages. (J 940.5318 Gol). Bergenfield owns 2 copies; there are 30 copies in BCCLS.
LibraryThing member crazy4reading
I love any book about Anne Frank. I remember reading the Diary of Anne Frank many times as a young girl. I will even read it again, hopefully this year.

Memories of Anne Frank is the reflections of her best friend Hannah Goslar. This book also tells the story of Hannah and her family. How the war
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affected them. Hannah does not know that Anne and her family are in hiding. She thinks that Anne is in Switzerland. I found myself crying by the end of the book.

I will be reading more books about Anne Frank this year.
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LibraryThing member Euphoria13
I have to thank my friend Ruth for letting me borrow this book. It was short but definitely unforgettable.Hannah Gosler's memories of her best friend Anne Frank and of her experience during the Holocaust are haunting, beautiful, and tragic. I strongly recommend this book to anyone who has read Anne
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Frank's Diary or to Middle School kids who are learning about the Holocaust. I definitely would have enjoyed reading this book during the period I was learning about the Holocaust during 6th and 8th grade.
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