Holocaust survivor Hannah Pick-Goslar has died at 93 in Israel. Known as “Hannali” in the “Diary of Anne Frank,” she was one of Anne’s best friends, and was also one of the last people to see her alive in the Bergen-Belsen death camp before Anne perished there. At great risk to herself, Hannah, who was also a prisoner, threw a small package to Anne with some bread and socks.
I interviewed Pick-Goslar in 1998 when she was in Boise with Cor Suijk, the longtime director of the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam. I spoke with them about Anne and about the importance of remembering the Holocaust. You can watch the program at the link below.
Mrs. Pick-Goslar will certainly also be remembered for her tireless efforts to educate the world about the Holocaust and honor the memory of her dear friend Anne Frank. I feel fortunate to have met her.
— Marcia Franklin, producer and host of Dialogue