Ask Eva Schloss, Stepsister of Anne Frank, A Question at the Holocaust & Humanity Center

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What questions do you have for Eva Schloss, the stepsister of Anne Frank? You can ask her about her inspiring story during Women’s History Month and throughout spring 2024. Her testimony will be available beginning March 10, during our Women’s History Month Tour & Museum Experience.

What is Dimensions in Testimony?

The Nancy & David Wolf Holocaust & Humanity Center is one of ten museums in the world to feature this type of cutting-edge exhibit. An initiative of the USC Shoah Foundation, founded by Steven Spielberg, and sponsored by the Harold C. Schott Foundation, Dimensions in Testimony is designed to preserve dialogue between Holocaust survivors and learners far into the future. 

Using specialized recording and display technologies and next-generation natural language processing, Dimensions in Testimony allows visitors to ask two-dimensional displays of Holocaust survivors questions and receive responses in real time – giving visitors the rare chance to engage in one-on-one conversations with survivors. 

As we become more reliant on future generations to tell the stories of Holocaust survivors, Dimensions in Testimony will allow us to continue to hear stories from and ask questions to the survivors themselves. 

Meet Eva Schloss

Eva Schloss (née Geiringer) was born in 1929, in Vienna, Austria to Erich and Fritzie Geiringer. Eva had an older brother, Heinz, with whom she was very close. They grew up in an upper middle class, non-religious Jewish family. Her father owned a shoe factory. The annexation of Austria in 1938 prompted the family to flee to the Netherlands.

Eva’s father arrived in Amsterdam in 1939, and the rest of the family joined him in 1940. The Geiringers met the Frank family during their time in Amsterdam; as young girls, Eva and Anne Frank were neighbors. In 1942, the Nazis occupied the Netherlands and Eva and her family went into hiding. In 1944, on Eva’s 15th birthday, the family was betrayed and arrested by the Nazis, deported first to Westerbork transit camp, then to Auschwitz-Birkenau. Eva’s father and brother died on a death march en route to the Mauthausen concentration camp, while Eva and her mother remained at Auschwitz where they were liberated by the Soviet Army in 1945. After the war, they moved back to Amsterdam and reconnected with Otto Frank, the only survivor of the Frank family.

Eva moved to London and in 1952, married Zvi Schloss and they later had three daughters. Eva’s mother Fritzie married Otto Frank, making Eva a posthumous stepsister to Anne Frank. Eva is a cofounder of the Anne Frank Trust UK and is active in sharing her testimony around the world. This interview took place in December 2015 in Los Angeles, CA.

Questions to ask Eva

  • What was your life like before the war?
  • Can you tell me about your brother Heinz?
  • When did you meet the Frank family?
  • What was life in hiding like?
  • How were you captured by the Nazis?
  • What is the lesson of the Holocaust?

Plan your visit 

Visit the Nancy & David Wolf Holocaust & Humanity Center today to experience history in a new way by interacting with Pinchas. For information on our museum hours, ticketing, and more, visit our information page. 

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