Hannah Pick-Goslar and Anne Frank were childhood friends who were placed in Bergen-Belsen concentration camp during World War II. Pick-Goslar would survive. She will come to Hobart and William Smith Colleges to share memories of Frank, her own life story, and a message against prejudice at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 10, in the Geneva Room.
Readers know Hannah Pick-Goslar as “Lies” in Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Woman. She lived next door to Anne Frank after both girls’ families fled Nazi Germany in 1933 and moved to Amsterdam. At separate times, Pick-Goslar and Frank were sent to Bergen-Belsen. Frank did not survive the Nazi camp, dying of disease and starvation as a prisoner only a few weeks before the end of the war. Pick-Goslar survived and continues to tell their story.
Her visit is part of the Genocide in the 20th Century lecture series that began on campus in the fall of 1999,and is sponsored through the generous support of Hobart Alumnus John Ehrlich.