This book, first published in the Netherlands in 1988, contains the accounts of six Dutch women who encountered Anne Frank during her time in Westerbork, Auschwitz-Birkenau or in Bergen-Belsen. Only one of them, Hannah Pick-Goslar, knew Anne beforehand and is mentioned in her diary. The rest had chance encounters with Anne and other members of her family, some of them very fleeting, so despite the common factor that brings these moving and tragic accounts together, the title is somewhat of a misnomer. A number of these women were members of the Dutch resistance and/or hid Jews and other victims of Nazi persecution before being betrayed or discovered and sent to the camps, several of them around the same time as Anne's family was betrayed in the summer of 1944. Some of the accounts also contain strong analysis of the Nazi attempt to dehumanise Jews and others and how the writer was able to fight back by maintaining their moral courage and self-belief, and that of their close companions, or by disengaging mentally from the horrors around them and living in their minds. The accounts thereby provide a strong testimony to the strength of the human spirit in adversity. In the week of reading this, I have visited Auschwitz-Birkenau and the later accounts have been given added poignancy as I have been able to visualise the surroundings described there.