Hannah Pick-Goslar, a Holocaust survivor and one of Anne Frank’s best friends, has died at the age of 93.

Pick-Goslar died just two weeks before she turned 94. She outlives her her three children, 11 grandchildren and 31 great-grandchildren.

The Anne Frank Foundation paid tribute to Pick-Goslar for helping to keep Frank’s memory alive by telling stories about their youth. Pick-Goslar is mentioned in Frank’s famous diary about her experience of hiding from the Nazi occupiers in the Netherlands.

“Hannah Pick-Goslar meant a lot to the Anne Frank House and we could always invoke it,” the foundation said in a statement.

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Hannah Pick-Goslar, a Holocaust survivor and one of Anne Frank’s best friends, has died at the age of 93.

The foundation said Pick-Goslar “shared her memories of their friendship and the Holocaust into her old age. She believed everyone should know what happened to her and her friend Anne after the last entry in the diary. It doesn’t matter. how terrible the story is. “

Pick-Goslar was born in 1928 in Berlin-Tiergarten, according to the Anne Frank House Museum. She and her family left for London, England in 1933 when the Nazis came to power.

She and her family later moved to Amsterdam, the Netherlands, where she met Frank’s family. The two girls attended kindergarten together and became close friends.

But friends were separated when the Frank family went into hiding in 1942.

Pick-Goslar died just two weeks before she turned 94.  She outlives her her three children, 11 grandchildren and 31 great-grandchildren.

Pick-Goslar died just two weeks before she turned 94. She outlives her her three children, 11 grandchildren and 31 great-grandchildren.

About a year later, Pick-Goslar and his family were deported to Camp Westerbork. Nicknamed the “gate to hell”, Westerbork was a transit camp before victims were taken to one of the largest concentration camps.

Pick-Goslar and his family were transferred to Bergen-Belsen concentration camp in 1944, where she would be reunited with Frank the following year, shortly before Frank died there of typhus. Pick-Goslar and her younger sister Gabi were the only members of her family to survive the events in Bergen-Belsen.

In 1947, after being released, Pick-Goslar emigrated to what is now Israel, where she would become a nurse and get married.

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The Anne Frank Foundation paid tribute to Pick-Goslar for helping to keep Frank's memory alive (pictured) by telling stories about their youth.

The Anne Frank Foundation paid tribute to Pick-Goslar for helping to keep Frank’s memory alive (pictured) by telling stories about their youth.
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She recounted her friendship with Frank in a 1997 book by Alison Leslie Gold entitled “Memories of Anne Frank; Reflections of a Childhood Friend”. The book was made into a movie released last year, titled “My Best Friend Anne Frank”.

Pick-Goslar is referred to in Frank’s diary as Hanneli, the name Anne called her.

“Hanneli and Sanne were my two best friends. People who saw us together always said, ‘There are Anne, Hanne and Sanne,'” wrote Frank on June 14, 1942.

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