Thursday, March 29, 2012


The University of Pittsburgh at Bradford’s Education Club will present a live videoconference next week with Eva Schloss, holocaust survivor and author.
            The videoconference will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. April 4 in Room 162, Swarts Hall. The event is free, and the public is invited. Refreshments will be served.
            A childhood friend of the famous diarist Anne Frank, Schloss survived two years in hiding and eight months in the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp before being liberated by Russian soldiers.
            Following the war, she resumed her education in Amsterdam and studied art history at Amsterdam University before moving to London, where she trained to be a professional photographer and worked for five years.
            In 1952, she married Zvi Schloss, and her mother married Otto Frank, the widowed father of Anne Frank.
            Schloss has lived most of her life in London, spending 25 years running an antiques shop. She became active in Holocaust education in 1985 and eventually published two books telling her story, “Eva’s Story” and “The Promise.”
            In 1995, she cooperated with playwright James Still, who wrote “And Then They Came for Me: Remembering the World of Anne Frank,” a multimedia play about four teenagers in the Holocaust that has been widely performed.

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