My Friend Anne Frank

My Friend Anne Frank: The Inspiring and Heartbreaking True Story of Best Friends Torn Apart and Reunited Against All Odds

Paperback Published on: 25/04/2024
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Two best friends' lives were about to change for ever, neither would ever be forgotten...

'As a girl I witnessed the world I loved crumble and vanish, destroyed by senseless hatred, and with it, my best friend Anne'

When Hannah's family flee from the Nazi to Amsterdam, she soon strikes up a friendship with a girl just like her freshly arrived from Germany. Precocious and outspoken, the girl's name is Anne Frank and for seven blissful years the inseparable pair navigate school, boys and coming of age.

Then one day in 1942, as the Nazi occupation intensifies, they are separated without warning. Hannah calls on Anne and can't find a trace of her, breakfast dishes still in the sink, beds unmade. Anne and her family have seemingly vanished. They are told the Franks have fled to Switzerland.

As Hannah is tormented by the fate of her friend, hoping she is alive and well elsewhere, her own family's fate unfolds. After attempts to flee themselves, the SS finally come for them and they are taken to the transit camp Westerbork. Eventually Hannah, her father and younger sister Gabi are transported to Bergen-Belsen. Amid horrific conditions with death all around, it is during Hannah's darkest point at the concentration camp that she hears astonishing of news of Anne. Desperate to save her friend who is weak and struggling to survive, Hannah risks her life to help her.

In an incredible memoir of hope, strength and defiance, Hannah shares the intimate, loving portrait of her friendship with the young diarist who would go on to capture the hearts of millions around the world.

  • Publisher: Ebury Publishing
  • ISBN: 9781846047466
  • Number of pages: 336
  • Weight: 257g
  • Dimensions: 197 x 127 x 20 mm

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My Friend Anne Frank
A tremendously moving memoir, highly recommended.
“As a girl I witnessed the world I loved crumble and vanish, destroyed by mindless hatred, and with it, my best friend Anne” After a wonderful childhood... READ MORE
Maureen Ellis
My Friend Anne Frank
Light in the darkness
I’ve always remembered reading the Diary of Anne Frank at school and wasn’t aware of this book until it was chosen as book of the month by my Reading Group... READ MORE
JR Hamstead Reading Group
My Friend Anne Frank
A moving story of courage and survival
The title of the book implies that the book is about Anne Frank from her friend’s perspective. It does include her friendship with Anne and her family but ... READ MORE
LB Hamstead Reading Group
My Friend Anne Frank
A Unique Perspective on Anne Frank’s Legacy
In My Friend Anne Frank, Hannah Pick-Goslar offers a unique perspective on Anne Frank's legacy through the lens of their friendship. The memoir is rich wit... READ MORE
My Friend Anne Frank
A Moving Story of Resilience
I read this book as a reading group choice and am not sure I would have chosen it myself as the subject is so harrowing. I’m so glad that I did. It was a ... READ MORE