Friday, October 7, 2011
Stepsister of Anne Frank to Visit Hubbard Public Library
About Eva Schloss, in her own words:
"I was born in Vienna, Austria in 1929. As our family was Jewish, we immigrated to Belgium and eventually to Hollandin 1938, shortly after Hitler annexed Austria. After the Germans invaded Holland in 1942, our family went into hiding. In May 1944, we were betrayed, captured by the Nazis and sent to Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp. The whole point of the process wad the de-humanization of us. When we were liberated by the Russians and they shared their bread and water with us, I cried. That was a kind, human action.
Only my Mother and I survived. My father and brother did not. My mother and I were liberated by the Russian army in January 1945 and evacuated eastward into Russia, as fighting was still going on to the west. In May 1945, we were repatriated to Amsterdam."