Elfriede Geiringer and Eva Schloss (1989)
11 May 1929
|Residence||London, England, UK|
|Alma mater||University of Amsterdam|
|Known for||Holocaust survivor, stepsister of Margot Frank and Anne Frank|
|Notable work||Eva's Story
|Spouse(s)||Zvi Schloss (m. 1952)|
|Relatives||Erich Geiringer (father)
Elfriede Geiringer (mother)
Heinz Geiringer (brother)
Otto Frank (stepfather)
Margot Frank (stepsister)
Anne Frank (stepsister)
Shortly after the annexation of Austria by Germany in 1938, the Geiringer family emigrated to Belgium and finally to the Netherlands. In May 1944, the Jewish family was captured by the Nazis, and brought to the Auschwitz-Birkenau Nazi concentration camps. Her father and brother did not survive the ordeal, but she and her mother were freed in 1945 by Soviet troops. They returned to Amsterdam in the Netherlands, where Eva continued her schooling and then studied art history at the University of Amsterdam. In November 1953, her mother Elfriede (1905–1998) married Otto Frank, father of Anne and Margot Frank, both of whom died in 1945.
Schloss speaks of her family's experiences during the Holocaust at educational institutions. For her dedication to this work, Northumbria University in England awarded Schloss an honorary doctorate in 2001.
Eva Schloss is a co-founder of the Anne Frank Trust UK. James Still described her experiences as a persecuted young Jewish woman in the play And Then They Came for Me – Remembering the World of Anne Frank. Schloss has three daughters and lives in London. Her husband Zvi Schloss, a refugee from Nazi Germany whose father was imprisoned in Dachau, died on 3 July 2016.
- Eva's Story
- The Promise
- After Auschwitz
- Hell and Back
- "Eva Schloss, Otto Frank's stepdaughter, awarded MBE in New Year's Honours". Anne Frank Foundation website. 3 January 2013. Retrieved 9 November 2013.
- "Eva Schloss". Anne Frank Trust UK. Archived from the original on 11 March 2011.
- "Auschwitz survivor receives degree", BBC, 24 July 2001.
- "I've been haunted by Anne Frank's memory for so long ", The Guardian, 6 April 2013.
- Zvi and Eva Schloss papers
- Literature by and about Eva Schloss in the German National Library catalogue
- Eva Schloss website, evaschloss.com; accessed 26 September 2014.
- Anne Sebba: "The story of Eva Schloss, Anne Frank's stepsister", The Times, 6 January 2009.
- Candice Krieger: "Eva Schloss is using her experience of Auschwitz and the Nazis to fight knife crime", The Jewish Chronicle, 28 August 2008.
- Ori Golan: "Anne Frank: A Stepsister’s Story", The Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles; accessed 26 September 2014.
- "Remembering Anne Frank", cnn.com; accessed 26 September 2014.