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Memories of Anne Frank: Reflections of a Childhood Friend School & Library Binding – Apr 1999


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Product Details

  • School & Library Binding
  • Publisher: Tandem Library (April 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 061316976X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0613169769
  • Product Dimensions: 19.5 x 13.5 x 1.6 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 227 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #3,042,512 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From Publishers Weekly

Readers of Anne Frank's diary "will be grateful for the fuller picture" rendered through the recollected wartime experiences of Frank's best friend, said PW's starred review; "Gold brings home the painful truths that Frank has come to symbolize." Ages 8-12.
Copyright 1999 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

From School Library Journal

Grade 5-8. This moving story of Anne Frank's neighbor and friend, Hannah Elizabeth Pick-Goslar, recounts the tragedy of World War II through a young girl's eyes. It does not take the form of a diary, but rather Gold puts into words Hannah's reminiscences of her childhood in Amsterdam and fills in the gaps of what happened to Anne after her diary ended. The account traces the childhood friendship of the two girls from the time Anne disappeared to the removal of Hannah and her family to concentration camps. The narrative also tells of the brief meeting between Anne and Hannah at Bergen-Belsen shortly before Anne's death. The girls met at a fence, risking death if caught, so that Hannah could give her beloved friend some food. The emotion and fear of the moment are fully realized. Although well told, this memoir often refers back to and relies on Hannah's connections to Anne, rather than letting Hannah's story stand on its own.?Allison Trent Bernstein, Blake Middle School, Medfield, MA
Copyright 1997 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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By A Customer on Dec 31 2003
Format: Paperback
Memories Of Anne Frank

Will Hannah be able to survive during the Holocaust? This book has many mixed emotions during the story. "Dad are we going to die in this dreadful camp." Alison Leslie the author of Memories of Anne Frank taught many people, throughout this book, that life really isn't that bad. Hannah, the protagonist, of the story tells her life as it really was.
As Hannah lived in these camps, she never knew where her next meal would come from. She thought of it as dark as the midnight night but knew she had to be as positive as the light of day. As long as she lived she never would give up hope for that one special day.
Then, that one special day finally came. Her best friend, Anne, who also is the protagonist, meets her. Anne is across the fence in another camp. Even though Anne had a high spirit, she died sometime before liberation day. Finally, that day came where Hannah got to leave the prison camp with the rest of the full spirited prisoners. Hannah went to Berlin with her little sister to try to find someone they knew.
Would Hannah ever be able to move to America where her family first wanted to live? Would she and her little sister, Gabi, even find some good food to eat and a nice home with foster parents? I insist that you come join the adventures in Memories Of Anne Frank.
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By A Customer on April 29 2003
Format: Paperback
I am a student 5th grade...

This story takes place in Amsterdam, Germany in between the 1940's and 1950's. A Jewish girl whose name is Hannah Elizabeth Pick-Goslar tells everything she remembers about her best friend Anne Frank and her true-life story. Everyday before World War 2 began Hannah and Anne would walk to school together. Until, one day like always Hannah was up and ready for school she walked to the Frank's house (which was across from)
And knocked on the solid rock door, no one was home! The house was stripped down bear! Hannah panicked, she ran to the next door neighbors house to ask if he knew where the franks were? The neighbor replied saying that they escaped to go to Switzerland from the Nazis.
After Hannah had heard the news she quickly ran to her house telling her parents what she had heard about the Franks. Her parents freaked out wondering if the Nazis were looking for them. But, Hannah wondered if she ever will see Anne again.?
Through the story Hannah is exported to concentration camps with her mom, dad, grandfather, grandmother, and even her little baby sister who is only 2 years old! Will Hannah's family survive? Will she ever meet Anne again? Read the book to find out!
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I liked this book because it takes you through timeless journey that helps you understand the living and lives of the Jews and the Nazi. How the harsh punishment and cruelty treatment was by a friend's point of view. This book is very detail and includes everything you need to know about Annie Frank and her relationship with her family and friends. This book also tells you about the struggles and hardship on trying to hide and saving your life.
I also liked this book because not only is it heart riveting but also it focuses on a real based living of a young teenage girl that lived a normal life until she had to meet up to the Nazi's need. This story also focuses on a strong point of view of a teenager's life and what they deal with everyday. A diary of an intelligent teenager is now a published novel.
My favorite part in this book is when the Nazi find some of the Jewish hiding and the Nazi finds some of them and send them off in the train. I also like the part when the author explain how they had a certain way of living and the standards of clothes they wore and the lifestyle they lived in. Why I liked this part in the book was because it showed passion and gives a big thump in our heart that makes us want to show them pity and sadness.
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I liked this book because it takes you through timeless journey that helps you understand the living and lives of the Jews and the Nazi. How the harsh punishment and cruelty treatment was by a friend's point of view. This book is very detail and includes everything you need to know about Annie Frank and her relationship with her family and friends. This book also tells you about the struggles and hardship on trying to hide and saving your life.
I also liked this book because not only is it heart riveting but also it focuses on a real based living of a young teenage girl that lived a normal life until she had to meet up to the Nazi's need. This story also focuses on a strong point of view of a teenager's life and what they deal with everyday. A diary of an intelligent teenager is now a published novel.
My favorite part in this book is when the Nazi find some of the Jewish hiding and the Nazi finds some of them and send them off in the train. I also like the part when the author explain how they had a certain way of living and the standards of clothes they wore and the lifestyle they lived in. Why I liked this part in the book was because it showed passion and gives a big thump in our heart that makes us want to show them pity and sadness.
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By Erica on Sept. 7 2000
Format: Paperback
Anne Frank didn't exist in a vacuum. She had friends, some mentioned in her diary. One of these was Hannah Gosler, "Lies" in Anne's writings. Now Hannah Gosler has set down her childhood memories of both Anne and her own terrifying experiences during the Nazi occupation of Holland. Mrs. Pick-Gosler's odyssey is every bit as astonishing as Anne's.
The book begins with the Franks' disappearance and careens headlong into the Goslers' own nightmare. Somehow, Hannah manages to keep hold of her toddler sister Gabi even as the rest of her family dies--in pieces, member by member. There is the heartrending chance reunion with Anne through an Auschwitz fence mentioned in the Afterward of Anne's diary. And finally the end of the war and surreal "liberation"...from a Nazi cattle car, with Auschwitz survivors staggering out into a deserted snowy field, almost senseless with illness and starvation, their guards having fled.
Parents should be both warned and assured: this beautiful book doesn't flinch from brutal fact, but in Ms. Gold's deft hand the language manages to convey information without any morbidity. And the haunting photographs are a precious inclusion. We see little Anne, dark eyes laughing, against the backdrop of her Amsterdam appartment building. Hannah grows up before our eyes in a series of photos taken against this same wall. There is one photo of Hannah holding little Gabi, and it's shocking to know this is the same child she managed to keep alive through the Nazi concentration camps.
But the most heartbreaking photo is on the back of the book. Nine beautiful little girls line up, arms around shoulders, smiling in pretty party dresses. It's Anne's birthday.
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