Book review: Anne Frank’s friend relates her own Holocaust horror story

tark, poignant memoir that shows us a world gone mad through eyes of a child

Anne Frank, a symbol of six million murdered Jews, is described in Hannah Pick-Goslar’s memoir as talkative, ‘ever-exuberant’, restless and impatient

Hannah Pick-Goslar’s life became inextricably intertwined with a friend she made on her first day in nursery school. The young Jewish classmates were both recent arrivals in Amsterdam after their families had fled Nazi Germany. Both, ultimately, were sent to the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp.

In My Friend Anne Frank, Pick-Goslar recalls her bond with the Holocaust’s best-known victim. A minor companion piece to Frank’s seminal The Diary of a Young Girl, this stark, affecting memoir ...