THE LONG-AWAITED, MOVING MEMOIR OF HOLOCAUST SURVIVOR HANNAH PICK-GOSLAR.
’Heartbreaking and life-affirming’ – Edith Eger, bestselling author of The Choice
’An extraordinary story of love, loss and the power of friendship in the darkest time.’ – Jack Fairweather, Costa prizewinning author of The Volunteer
When five-year-old Hannah Pick-Goslar and her family fled Nazi Germany to live in Amsterdam, she soon struck up a friendship with a precocious, outspoken and fun-loving girl named Anne Frank. For several blissful years, the girls were inseparable, enjoying carefree childhood games and sleepovers in their neighbourhood of Rivierenbuurt.
Then, one day in 1942, two best friends’ lives were about to change for ever. As the Nazi occupation intensified, Anne and the Frank family vanished. As Hannah puzzled over the fate of her friend, hoping she was safe, her own family’s fate began to unfold: they were captured and taken to Westerbork transit camp, before being transported to Bergen-Belsen.
Amid horrific conditions and surrounded by death, Hannah heard astonishing news about her dear friend and risked her life to help her.
’As a girl I witnessed the world I loved crumble and vanish, destroyed by senseless hatred, and with it, my best friend Anne.’
In an incredible memoir of hope, strength and defiance, Hannah’s story of survival is testament to the enduring power of friendship, love and remembering.