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Memories Of Anne Frank: Reflections of a Girlhood Friend

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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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Mar 22, 2012 Sharon rated it it was amazing
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
Mar 29, 2013 Lori rated it liked it
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
Ruth Bernardez
Sep 20, 2016 Ruth Bernardez rated it it was amazing
Es un libro cortito, fácil de leer en unas horas, las memorias de Hanna Goslar, quien fue amiga de la infancia de Anne Frank. Hemos leido el Diario de Anne, sobre su vida hasta el arresto, sobre sus sueños, pero qué sucedió con lso amigos? ¿Qué sucedió tras su arresto?
Poco se sabe desde que se separara de su padre en Westerbork. Hannah tuvo ocasión de hablar con ella en la oscuridad de la noche, en Bergen Belsen, al otro lado de las alambradas. Y por supuesto, sabemos qué fue de Hanneli y su fa
Jan 09, 2013 Catherine rated it it was amazing
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
Mar 24, 2009 Christine rated it it was amazing
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.

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Mar 08, 2009 Samantha rated it really liked it  ·  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.
Jun 13, 2008 Lori rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ya
Really sad, of course. Wow my reviews are really worthless!
Jeaninne Escallier Kato
Jan 18, 2017 Jeaninne Escallier Kato rated it really liked it
I bought this little gem at a Goodwill store to save for my friend's daughter as it is written for middle school children and older; however, once I began to read it, I was captivated by its richly simple telling of the Holocaust. I have read many books regarding this era in modern history because I never want to forget the horrific and unjust sufferings that millions had to endure under the Nazi regime. We can never forget. What I loved about this book is that Alison Leslie Gold introduces us t ...more
Ali Smith
Oct 07, 2016 Ali Smith rated it liked it
Good book. A quick read. Enjoyed reading the stories about Hannah and Anne.
Andrew Jacob Torres
Jul 19, 2015 Andrew Jacob Torres rated it liked it
Shelves: 2014
"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
Daisy Honeywell
Jul 02, 2013 Daisy Honeywell rated it liked it
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
Carlos Vigil
Nov 18, 2009 Carlos Vigil rated it liked it
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
Mar 28, 2016 Valeria rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Anne, in una pagina di diario scritta nel novembre del 1943, scrisse di un sogno che l'aveva particolarmente scossa. Quella notte aveva sognato Hannah Goslar, la sua amica d'infanzia, e questo piccolo evento aveva alimentato in lei un profondo senso di colpa. Fatta eccezione della notizia della sua deportazione, Anne non era a conoscenza delle sorti dell'amica, ma purtroppo poteva ben immaginarle: nessuno aveva fatto ritorno dai campi di lavoro, erano i luoghi in cui gli ebrei erano destinati a ...more
Aug 24, 2016 Lola rated it really liked it
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
Cindy Dyson Eitelman
Oct 14, 2015 Cindy Dyson Eitelman rated it liked it
Shelves: 2015
First to explain--the memories are from Hannah Goslar as told to Alison Leslie Gold. So I'll refer the Ms. Gold as the author and Ms. Goslar as Ms. Goslar,

The only things to dislike about this book are the name and the editing. It's a memoir and you can't blast people's memories unless you were there with them and knew they'd made the stuff up. Not that I think she did make stuff up--I'm just explaining why "content" is not a criteria I can judge on. I wish there were a little more content, but
Maryam Hijrah
Jan 12, 2014 Maryam Hijrah rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: novel, history
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

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
Apr 28, 2015 Dayton rated it liked it
The book Memories of Anne Frank is biography about Hannah Goslar during and after the Holocaust. I think the author wrote this book to give a different perspective of
Anne Frank and the Holocaust. This book is about Hannah Goslar, Anne’s best friend, and their memories, and then the author communicates what is happening after Anne disappears. The book does a great job of elaborating about the camps and the conditions. I believe the author provided many examples that the Holocaust was a horrid an
Mar 25, 2009 cheyenne rated it really liked it
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
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
Feb 19, 2012 Ashley rated it really liked it
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
Gabby Naus

Anne Frank mijn beste vriendin - Allison Leslie Gold

Boek over de herinneringen van Hannah Goslar/Hanneli aan haar jeugdvriendin Anne Frank, inclusief haar eigen oorlogservaring.
Opgetekend door Allison Leslie Gold en daarom in derde persoon geschreven, wat ik persoonlijk jammer vond. Het voelt daardoor soms wat afstandelijk en kunstmatig opgeschreven. Ook voelt soms de link naar Anne vergezocht ("Hannah keek omhoog naar de sterren. Zou Anne ze ook kunnen zien waar ze nu is?")

Het boek
Connor Barlow
Feb 26, 2012 Connor Barlow rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Etta Mcquade
Apr 21, 2013 Etta Mcquade rated it really liked it
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
Angela Hutchinson
Hannah Goslar was friends with Anne Frank before and during the Nazi's reign over Germany. In this book, Hannah describes her experience with Anne and the nightmares of the concentration camps. By the end of the book, only her and her sister Gabi were alive out of their family. Anne and her sister Margot died in the camp. Hannah also tells about her childhood growing up with Anne and several other friends, until the day Anne and her family up and left. This book has pictures of Hannah, her famil ...more
Apr 10, 2013 Shelly rated it it was amazing
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
Aaron Codden
Dec 29, 2009 Aaron Codden rated it really liked it
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
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
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
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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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, based on the memories of Anne Frank's chi ...more
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