Anne Frank's stepsister, Eva Schloss, shares her story of survival in Commack

She may not be as well known as her stepsister, Anne Frank, but Eva Schloss's experience in the Holocaust is no less harrowing. Schloss was at the Suffolk Jewish Community Center in Commack Thursday to

News 12 Staff

Oct 31, 2014, 5:29 PM

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Anne Frank's stepsister, Eva Schloss, shares her story of survival in Commack
She may not be as well known as her stepsister, Anne Frank, but Eva Schloss's experience in the Holocaust is no less harrowing. Schloss was at the Suffolk Jewish Community Center in Commack Thursday to share her story of survival.
Like her friend Frank, Schloss, 85, and her family went into hiding when Holland was occupied by the Nazis. They were eventually discovered by authorities and sent to Auschwitz. Her father and brother died. Frank and her sister also didn't survive. But Frank's diary did.
Schloss' mother helped Frank's father publish the diary years later and eventually married.
"He read a few sentences and he always burst into tears, it was too emotional," says Schloss, of Frank's father. "And he always said, 'I didn't even know my own child.'"
Schloss became a photographer and had three children of her own. She now lives in London and has five grandchildren. She says she struggled with depression for years, but once she started to write about her experience, she began to heal.


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