Who is the character Lies and what is her relationship to Anne in Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl?

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One of Anne's best friends in Amsterdam, Hannah "Hanneli" Elisabeth Goslar (born 1928) was known as "Lies" at the two schools she attended with Anne. Lies and her parents were also sent to various German concentration camps, and she was able to make contact with Anne on at least one occasion while they were both at Bergen-Belsen. Lies and her family were in a "privileged" section of the camp since they had South American and Palestine passports that were partly honored by the Germans. Lies was able to provide Anne with the gift of a Red Cross package after a previous attempt resulted in the items being intercepted by another prisoner. Lies and her sister, Gabi, both survived the war and emigrated to Israel. Lies is still alive today and living in Jerusalem, the mother of three children and 10 grandchildren.

For an interesting timeline concerning the life of Lies Goslar, check out the link below:

http://teacher.scholastic.com/frank/hanbio.htm

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The Diary of a Young Girl

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