Memories of Anne Frank

Now and then, deja vu

NOW: [Photo by Ian Thomas Jansen-Lonnquist for the Boston Globe of Mahasen Khatib, a Syrian refugee who is settling her family in Rutland, Vt. with two of her children] SYRIAN REFUGEE FAMILY SETTLES IN VERMONT CITY AMIDST UNCERTAINTY  Excerpt from ARTICLE BY Brian MacQuarrie Globe Staff  January 29, 2017 RUTLAND, Vt. — Ahmed Khatib and his wife, Mahasen,(…)


Hannah Goslar is eighty-eight

Hannah “Hanneli” Goslar [R.] and Anne Frank [L.] were best friends, fellow Jewish refugees who had come to Amsterdam with their families as small children in 1933 fleeing Hitler’s Germany. In photo [above] these friends have fun with Anne’s marbles on the sidewalk in front of their apartment building in safe Holland unable to imagine what fate awaits them.(…)


Page 1 – Memories of Anne Frank, Reflections of a Childhood Friend

  ****Page 1 – Memories of Anne Frank, Reflections of a Childhood Friend**** On Tues morning, July 7th, 1942, after a day of heavy rain, the sun came out in South Amsterdam, Holland. Hannah Goslar was dressed for summer in a light cotton dress. The school year was finished, the graduation ceremony had been the(…)