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Memories Of Anne Frank: Reflections of a Girlhood Friend

4.11 of 5 stars 4.11  ·  rating details  ·  3,303 ratings  ·  87 reviews
Hannah Goslar lived next door to Anne Frank in Amsterdam. In this touching memoir, as told to Alison Leslie Gold, Hannah recalls the funny, bright girl who suddenly disappeared from her life -- until they met again at a concentration camp.
Paperback, 135 pages
Published April 1st 1999 by Scholastic Paperbacks (first published 1997)
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Sharon
We all know the heartbreaking tale of Anne Frank. This book gives us insights into Anne's life before and after her famous diary. Despite the title, this is more a story of Anne's closest friend, Hannah. In many ways it is a more difficult story to hear. Anne, of course, ultimately died at the hands of the Nazis, but for two years, she led a quiet life in hiding. Hannah, on the other hand, was out in the world experiencing and witnessing unGodly acts every day.

The book is written in a simple, st
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Catherine
This book is an easy read. I sat down and read it in an evening. I enjoyed the story of Anne's childhood friend, Hannah. I was surprised at how the political status of Hannah's family helped keep them alive in such a horrible situation. I also think Hannah's responsibility toward her little sister helped her to stay alive - she had to be there for her sister. This book is sad - very sad, as are all Holocaust stories, but I'm glad I read it, and I think my students will be interested in reading i ...more
Lori
Mar 29, 2013 Lori rated it 3 of 5 stars
Shelves: memoir
pretty interesting read. I bought this because I am read the diary of Anne Frank and the person who is talking about the memories is named Hannah. she was a childhood friend of Anne Franks. they grew up together from age four to thirteen when their worlds were turned upside down because of the Holocaust. Hannah Goslar was taken to a work camp and Anne went into hiding above her father's work place. they met toward the end at Bergen-Belsen briefly where Hannah ended up and found out that Anne was ...more
Andrew Torres
"If I had known that Anne would be so famous, I'd have tried to remember better." - Hannah Pick-Goslar

Memory can be such a fickle thing. As the film character Leonard Shelby once said, "Memory can change the shape of a room; it can change the color of a car. And memories can be distorted. They're just an interpretation, they're not record, and they're irrelevant if you have the facts." Always being interested in the story and life of Anne Frank, I was keen in reading a children's novel that woul
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Samantha
Mar 08, 2009 Samantha rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: anyone who has read Anne Frank Diary
This book is a very moving insight into the life of one of Anne Franks closest friends. I became moved with emotion on most pages with the descriptions of camp-life, deportation and the will to live. It is a book I will cherish forever, and one that I will share with future generations so that the Holocaust will never happen again.
Kelsey Harding
The book Memories of Anne Frank, was a very good book. I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys learning about the Holocaust, and knows several thing about Anne Frank.
Hannah is Anne's best friend who has gone to school whit Anne since she was in pre-school. When Anne's Parents realize that the SS is going to come to their neighborhood soon they flea town in hope's of surviving. Hannah's mom is pregnant but while going through child birth her and her baby die. The SS has reached her nei
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Maryam Hijrah
So what's the big deal with World War?

We don't really and exactly understand and feel these survivors feelings. What they had gone through. Even through writing their experiences, we somehow cannot fathom why and how that could happen. Such cruelty. So gruesome. All humanity was stripped from the soldier whom abide by the leader's law.

So many things that we are now could not discover the truth. A child and toddler to undergo such traumatic events, i wonder how they grow up to be? Would they able
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Zoe
Aug 24, 2014 Zoe rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Fans of Anne's diary or powerful friendship stories
Anne Frank's Diary | November 27th, 1943
Last night, just as I was falling asleep, Hanneli suddenly appeared before me. I saw her there, dressed in rags, her face thin and worn. She looked at me with such sadness and reproach in her enormous eyes that I could read the message in them: "Oh, Anne, why have you deserted me? Help me, help me, rescue me from this hell!"
And I can't help her. I can only stand by and watch while other people suffer and die. All I can do is pray to God to bring he
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Lori
Really sad, of course. Wow my reviews are really worthless!
Trent Searles
The book I read was memories of Anne frank. This book is about one of Anne franks friend during World War Two. Anne's friend Hannah town has been taken over by Germans and they they are taking Jews to concentrate camps. They are there for two years until the Germans surrender.

My personal opinion is that the book was really good but in the beginning of the the book it started if slow and not interesting in the beginning.
My recommendation is to peon who liked Anne frank and her story's and likes
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Christine
This book is about the friendship between Anne Frank and Hannah.Hannah wrote a diary about the memories she have with Anne.She's upset how Anne died, she was too young to die, if it wasn't the holocausts nothing would happen.Hannah would never forget how Anne was such a great friend and how she taught her many things.That's why she decided to write a diary full of the memories between Anne and her that will cherish with her forever.

I can connect to a text to world connection because many people
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Carlos Vigil
This book is very sad and I have sympathy for Anne Frank and her dear friend Hannah Gosslar. Hannah keeps trying to sneak Anne food when Anne is at the concentration camp. Hannah's dad is on his death bed and hannah is struggling! Anne lives next door to her friend Hannah and they are best friends to the end. Anne's family was trying to make a move to Switzerland because they didn't like how thew nazi's were treating them. Before Anne and their family could make the move her whole family was cap ...more
Lola
A friend of Anne's let Alison Leslie Gold write her story of her friendship with Anne. You may remember her as Hanneli from the diary of Anne Frank. Hannah Goslar and Anne Frank were best friends despite their vast differences. Anne was fun and outgoing while Hannah was more quiet and serious. Their world, however, starts to change when the Germans take over the Netherlands. Slowly but surely, their world is narrowed. One day, when Hannah and another friend went to Anne's to see her and found i ...more
Daisy Honeywell
The book is very short ( about 150 pages and it includes some photos of Hannah, her family and Anne Frank) . I decided to read it afer I read the Diary of Anne Frank. I enjoyed the book but I think it could have been written in a better way. The story mostly tells about the life of Hannah and the horrible time she lived in. The people that thanks to Hannah's book want to know more about Anne Frank will not get much new info about her, but there are some pages when at Bergen Belsen Hannah met Ann ...more
04katey

The reflections of a childhood friend is really good, But it doesn’t tell you about Ann Frank and her family. It is about one of Ann's good friend Hanna.
Hanna and Ann went to the same school together ever since they were little kids. Hanna and Anne are both Jews and their families get together some times and eat dinner and pray together. You could almost say that they were best friends. In the beginning the story tells you about all this and how they did a lot together.

It tells you about how
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cheyenne
this plot of this book is that nazis were a group of people who didn't like jewish people. so really this book is about how the nazis made the jewish people's life hell. they had to hide in the dark so they wouldn't be taken to death camps. anne frank is a jewish girl who hid from the nazis with her family.
a connection that i have with this book is that if i was a jewish person back then i would hide too. and i would be so scared that i would get caught by the nazis and get taken to the death
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Connie
The author shares the story of Anne Frank through the memories of Hannah Goslar who was a childhood friend and herself one who experienced starvation, fear, and loss at the hands of the Germans in WW II. This was timely read for our visit to Amsterdam, where Anne lived with her family.
Eveline
Trágico y emotivo, son las únicas palabras que puedo articular. Como gran fanática de la Segunda Guerra Mundial que soy, encontré este libro y ya lo leí varias veces. La memoria del horror se suaviza con los recuerdos de la infancia, de la amistad y del amor.
Ashley
This book had powerful emotions and it spoke to me from the heart. It is such a shame to read about the terrible effects of the Holocaust. Alison Gold does a wonderful job telling the tale of Hannah Goslar and her best friend Anne Frank. I was almost in tears when I read certain chapters in this book. It made me realize how lucky I was to live in America and be free.

The only thing about the book I did not like was the fact that Anne Frank was hardly mentioned. The book title says that it is the
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Etta Mcquade
I was surprised to find this children's book and surprised to read about Anne Frank's friends. Hannah and Anne were best friends in school in Amsterdam, and like most girls, had sleep-overs, gossip sessions, and flirtations. Then one day, Hannah was puzzled when she discovered that Anne and her family were no longer at home and was told the family had gone to Switzerland. It wasn't until she was in Bergen-Belsen in a Nazi camp that the two girls were reunited and she learns that Anne had been hi ...more
Silke
This book is a story of Anne Franks friend Hannah Goslar. I personally thought this book was an easy read and that it is very interesting and captivates our attention.
Aaron Codden
This is a book with about 150 pages that I read after Anne Frank to get a better understanding on her friends. This is mostly on her best friend, Hannah Gosla. Her dad is on the Palistien list meaning that his family will not have to go through as much as Anne did. They have a better chance of living then everyone else, until the list becomes invalid. This touching story ends with Hannah meeting Anne in a hole in the wall. Hannah goes back to the wall later to give Anne bread, but the hole was f ...more
Shelly
This was a great book. Mrs. Gold uses reflections of Anne Frank's Friend, Hannah Goslar. Hannah was friends with Anne in Amsterdam. Her and her family were also taken to Jewish Concentration Camps like the Frank family, however, because of Mr. Goslar's position they were in nicer camps than the Frank's. Hannah watched her father, grandfather, grandmother, and mother all die. She took care of her little sister, Gabi, because her mother died when giving birth to Gabi. Hannah survived the horrible ...more
Meghna
My only memory of this book is that I read it when I was very young, in the school library, and was reduced to tears.
Connor Barlow
Memories of Anne Frank: Reflections of a Childhood Friend, by Alison Leslie Gold is a book told through first person narration. It is about a young girl named Hannah Goslar in Nazi Germany searching for and remembering her best friend. This book portrays elements of love through Hanna Goslar's devotion to her family and loyalty to her friend Anne Frank particularly after they are briefly united. The books plot is well constructed through facts and the opinions of characters in the book. Anyone ...more
Nina
Read it as a kid and was lucky enough to meet Hannah Goslar during my Birthright trip. :)
Anis
Honestly, The book was a simple and easy to read book but it looks like I didn't gain much Information about Anne Frank herself but I got most of the details of what happened to Anne Frank's Friend, Hannah Goslar. During the Holocaust that she survived from. Its a good book I wasn't really getting the information I wanted to get originally and It was a bit in a level where I thought it was too easy to read. I would recommend This book to anybody to read, I took it out for my English class for ou ...more
Kathy Maher
the story still makes me so angry that we could do such horrible things to each other. a very easy read about two girls growing up as friends an friends and then facing the war that would change would change them forever.
Jo
Hannah Goslar was one of Anne Frank's closest friends. Her story is a very moving account of their friendship, both before Anne's diary - and after. While in hiding, Anne was haunted by a nightmare vision of her dear friend Hanneli dying in a Nazi death camp. Of course, we all know Anne was the one who died. Thankfully, Hannah survived. As with all Holocaust survivals, it was a miracle. This book contains the heartbreaking memories of Hannah finding her friend Anne across the wires at Bergen-Bel ...more
Monica
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 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 Fr
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Alison Leslie Gold is an American author. She has written numerous books but is probably best known for her research about the Holocaust and Anne Frank. She is the writer of the books Anne Frank Remembered: The Story of the Woman Who Helped Hide the Frank Family, which she wrote with Miep Gies, and Memories of Anne Frank: Reflections of a Childhood Friend, which was based on the memories of Anne F ...more
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