Eva Schloss, a childhood friend of Anne Frank who would latter become the stepsister of Anne Frank was captured by Nazi Germany on her 15th birthday along with her family and spent nine months in Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp. She and her mother survived the horrors of Auschwitz but her father and brother did not. Later her mother married Otto Frank, the widowed father of the diarist Anne Frank. Nearly 44 years after the end of WWII, Eva was able to share her story and experiences and began to educate the public so that no one will forget what happened.
Eva Schloss now lives in London UK, has been traveling around Florida to help make sure the next generation does not forget what humanity is capable of, and stopped in Sarasota to share her experiences at Riverview High School in an event sponsored by The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee.
Debra Buger, a key member of personal injury law firm Shapiro Goldman Babboni & Walsh, attended the presentation with her Mother who grew up in France during the occupation had this comment about the event,
”Last nights presentation by Eva Schloss, Anne Franks playmate then posthumous stepsister, was very moving. Mrs. Schloss was able to talk about a miserable time in history with poise and grace. We left her presentation thankful to meet her and were grateful to hear that after many years of suffering, she has a dignified and purposeful life. Thank you Chabad of Sarasota-Manatee for this special opportunity to hear a first-hand account from a survivor, who works tirelessly to end the violence and bigotry that continue to plague our world.”
About Eva Schloss
Eva Schloss is a Holocaust survivor who survived escape from her homeland in Austria, two years in hiding, capture on her 15th birthday, nine months in Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp, repatriation in Holland, the death of her beloved father and brother… and the poison of bitterness, the burden of grief, the integration of loss.
Forty years after the end of World War II Eva began to share her story. She has since written two books and spoken to more than one thousand audiences about her experiences.
About Shapiro Goldman Babboni & Walsh
A Florida personal injury law firm with offices in Bradenton, St. Petersburg, Sarasota, Venice and southwest Florida. Garnering a culture of community involvement both Attorneys and staff members regularly participate in community events and legal industry conferences and associations.
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