Nov 01, 2022
By Andy Johnson
One of Anne Frank’s best friends, who survived WWII and helped keep Anne’s memory alive, has died.
Hannah Pick-Goslar grew up with Frank in Amsterdam. Her book “Memories of Anne Frank; Reflections of a Childhood Friend” was turned into a film, released last year, called “My Best Friend Anne Frank.”
The Anne Frank Foundation paid tribute to Pick-Goslar, who is mentioned in Anne’s world-famous diary about her life in hiding from Nazi occupiers, for helping to keep Anne’s memory alive with stories about their youth.
The two were separated as Anne’s family went into hiding in 1942 but met again briefly in February 1945, at the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp in Germany, shortly before Anne died there of typhus.
Pick-Goslar emigrated to Israel in 1947 and went on to have three children, 11 grandchildren and 31 great-grandchildren.
The Anne Frank Foundation says Pick Goslar used to says her large family was her answer to Hitler.
Hanna Pick Goslar was 93.