HHC Commemorates Holocaust Remembrance Day with Exhibit Launch, Digital Event

CINCINNATI (January 17, 2022) The Nancy & David Wolf Holocaust & Humanity Center will commemorate International Holocaust Remembrance Day this week with a new exhibit opening and a digital event featuring Eva Schloss, the posthumous stepsister of Anne Frank. 

  • Holocaust survivor Eva Schloss — the posthumous stepsister of Anne Frank — will be in conversation with HHC CEO Sarah Weiss during the Holocaust Speaker Series via Zoom on Wednesday, January 26, at 11 a.m. Register online. Schloss is scheduled to visit Cincinnati in Spring 2022.
  • On January 27, International Holocaust Remembrance Day, HHC will launch the testimony of Eva Schloss within our newest exhibit, Dimensions in Testimony. 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. The Nancy & David Wolf Holocaust & Humanity Center’s museum remains open Thursdays through Mondays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Born Eva Geiringer in Vienna, Austria, Schloss and her family fled to the Netherlands after Germany annexed Austria in 1938. They were neighbors of Anne Frank’s family during their time in Amsterdam. After the Nazis occupied the Netherlands, Eva and her family went into hiding. The family was later betrayed and sent to Westerbork Concentration Camp and then to Auschwitz II-Birkenau.

After the war, Eva and her mother moved back to Amsterdam and reconnected with Otto Frank, whom her mother married — making Eva Anne Frank’s posthumous stepsister.

The United Nations General Assembly designated January 27— the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau — as International Holocaust Remembrance Day. On this annual day of commemoration, the UN urges every member state to honor the six million Jewish victims of the Holocaust and millions of other victims of Nazism and to develop educational programs to help prevent future genocides.

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ABOUT THE NANCY & DAVID WOLF HOLOCAUST & HUMANITY CENTER

The Nancy & David Wolf Holocaust & Humanity Center exists to ensure the lessons of the Holocaust inspire action today. Located at Cincinnati’s historic Union Terminal, HHC educates more than 200,000 community members through its educational initiatives, innovative digital and in-person programs, virtual tours, and partnerships. For more information, visit www.holocaustandhumanity.org

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ABOUT THE NANCY & DAVID WOLF HOLOCAUST & HUMANITY CENTER

The Nancy & David Wolf Holocaust & Humanity Center exists to ensure the lessons of the Holocaust inspire action today. Located at Cincinnati’s historic Union Terminal, HHC educates more than 200,000 community members through its educational initiatives, innovative digital and in-person programs, virtual tours, and partnerships. For more information, visit www.holocaustandhumanity.org