WOODCLIFF LAKE, N.J.
- Oct. 20, 2014
-- Valley Chabad, as part of its Eternal Flame Holocaust Education Program, together with the Bergen County YJCC will be hosting an intimate conversation, followed by a question and answer session, with Mrs. Eva Schloss, author, Holocaust survivor and stepsister of Ann Frank. Like her stepsister, Eva went into hiding in Holland, was betrayed, captured, and sent to Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp. Her candid discussion of her and Anne’s life events promises to be a memorable and stimulating evening.
Eva Schloss and her family were sent to Auschwitz in 1944. Her father and brother did not survive, but she and her mother were freed in 1945 by Russian troops. They returned to Amsterdam (http://en.wikipedia.org/
, where Eva continued her schooling and then studied art history (http://en.wikipedia.org/
at the University of Amsterdam (http://en.wikipedia.org/
. Her mother Elfriede Geiringer
married Otto Frank (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Otto_Frank
), father of Anne Frank, in November 1953.
Eva Schloss, today a petite 85 year old grandmother, began speaking about her family’s experience during the Holocaust in the mid-1980’s, with the goal of coming to terms with the Holocaust and turning her ordeal into a message of peace and hope. For her dedication to this work, Northumbria University (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Northumbria_University
) in England awarded Schloss an honorary doctorate (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Honorary_doctorate
) in 2001. Schloss is a co-founder of the Anne Frank Trust UK (http://en.wikipedia.org/
Schloss will talk about her stepsister and her own experiences as a Holocaust survivor when she appears at the Hilton Woodcliff Lake, 200 Tice Blvd, Woodcliff Lake, NJ, 07677 on Monday, October 27, at 7 p.m. The program is being produced by Valley Chabad’s Eternal Flame Program and hosted by the YJCC. Tickets are $45, $25 for adults, and $15 for students and can be purchased online at Eternalflame.org/
annefrank or call 201-476-0157.
Valley Chabad’s Eternal Flame program is sponsored by the George and Martha Rich Foundation, which is dedicated to Holocaust education, genocide prevention, and the elimination of intolerance towards any minority group. The event is being sponsored by our partners The Bergen County YJCC, North Jersey Media Group, Jewish Home Assisted Living, Oritani Bank, The Dr. Michael S. Lippe Foundation, and The Bristal Assisted Living.