Eva's Story: A Survivor's Tale by the Stepsister of Anne Frank

Eva's Story: A Survivor's Tale by the Stepsister of Anne Frank

Eva's Story: A Survivor's Tale by the Stepsister of Anne Frank

Eva's Story: A Survivor's Tale by the Stepsister of Anne Frank

Synopsis

Many know the tragic story of Anne Frank, the teen whose life ended at Auschwitz during the Holocaust. But most people don't know about Eva Schloss, Anne's playmate and stepsister. Though Eva, like Anne, was taken to Auschwitz at the age of 15, her story did not end there. / This incredible memoir recounts -- without bitterness or hatred --the horrors of war, the love between mother and daughter, and the strength and determination that helped a family overcome danger and tragedy.

Excerpt

This book started about three years ago. My husband and I were having coffee with our good friends Anita and Barry. Anita, who came to England as a child refugee in the 1930s, mentioned that her husband, who was ten years old when the war ended, did not really know anything about what had happened to me during the Holocaust.

After a few moments of hesitation, I slowly started to recount some of my experiences. Their questions were so keen, their interest so deep and yet their knowledge of those times appeared so small, that I found myself going into details, some of which I had not revealed to anyone before and had, in fact, suppressed for many years.

At the end of the evening we were all in tears and almost speechless with emotion. My friends were shocked at the thought of how remote most people now are from those events.

They — and my husband — urged me to write my story. This thought pursued me in the weeks that followed. It gave rise to others: I let my life pass in front of me. in spite of what had happened to me during the war I have no feelings of bitterness or hate, but on the other hand I do not believe in the goodness of man.

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