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AFTER AUSCHWITZ

Eva Schloss

  • Original Title: AFTER AUSCHWITZ
  • Publication date: April 2013
  • Publisher: HODDER & STOUGHTON
  • Country: AT
  • 336 print pages
  • Factual/Memoirs

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  • Epoch: Historical
  • Time Period: 20th century, World War II
  • Location setting: Netherlands, Poland
  • Themes: FAMILY, Intergenerational, Mourning, PEOPLE facing life, Coming of age, Life change, Looking back on one's life, Death, Resilience, PEOPLE facing the extraordinary, Survival, SOCIETY DYSFUNCTIONS, Discriminations, Power, Totalitarian regime, Obscurantism, War and other conflicts, SOCIAL CHRONICLES, Social relations, Commitment, Friendship, CHARACTERS, Strong Female Character

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Eva Schloss recounts the story of her long journey home after the liberation of Auschwitz and looks back at her family’s culturally rich life before tragedy struck. Her story begins in Amsterdam, like Eva Schloss’s school-fellow, Anne Frank, whose father married Eva Schloss’s mother after the war.

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Eva Geiringer Schloss (born in 1929) is an Austrian-English holocaust survivor memoirist and stepdaughter of Otto Frank, the father of Margot and diarist Anne Frank. Schloss speaks widely of her family's experiences during the Holocaust and is a participant in the USC Shoah Foundation's Visual History Archive project to record video answers to be used in educational tools. She was awarded an MBE at the New Year Honours 2013 for her work in schools, and she is a co-founder of the Anne Frank Trust.

Summary

Eva was arrested by the Nazis on her fifteenth birthday and sent to Auschwitz. Her survival depended on endless strokes of luck, her own determination and the love and protection of her mother Fritzi, who was deported with her. Before the war, in Amsterdam, Eva had become friendly with a young girl called Anne Frank. Though their fates were very different, Eva's life was set to be entwined with her friend's for ever more, after her mother Fritzi married Anne's father Otto Frank in 1953. This is a searingly honest account of how an ordinary person survived the Holocaust and an exploration of what
happened next. Eva's memories and descriptions are heartbreakingly clear, her account brings the horror as close as it can possibly be.

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    Eva Geiringer Schloss (born 11 May 1929) is an Austrian-English holocaust survivor memoirist and stepdaughter of Otto Frank, the father of Margot and diarist Anne Frank. Schloss speaks widely of her family's experiences during the Holocaust and is a participant in the USC Shoah Foundation's Visual History Archive project to record video answers to be used in educational tools. She was awarded an MBE at the New Year Honours 2013 for her work in schools, and she is a co-founder of the Anne Frank Trust.