Eva Schloss

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Eva Schloss
Elfriede Geiringer en Eva Schloss (1989).jpg
Elfriede Geiringer and Eva Schloss (1989)
Born Eva Geiringer
(1929-05-11) 11 May 1929 (age 88)
Vienna, Austria
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
The Promise
Spouse(s) Zvi Schloss (m. 1952)
Children 3
Relatives Erich Geiringer (father)
Elfriede Geiringer (mother)
Heinz Geiringer (brother)
Otto Frank (stepfather)
Margot Frank (stepsister)
Anne Frank (stepsister)
Website http://www.evaschloss.com/evaslife.htm

Eva Geiringer Schloss, MBE[2] (born 11 May 1929) is a Holocaust survivor memoirist and stepdaughter of Otto Frank, the father of Margot and Anne Frank.[1]


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.[2] For her dedication to this work, Northumbria University in England awarded Schloss an honorary doctorate in 2001.[3]

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.[4] Her husband Zvi Schloss, a refugee from Nazi Germany whose father was imprisoned in Dachau,[5] died on 3 July 2016.


  • Eva's Story
  • The Promise
  • After Auschwitz
  • Hell and Back


  1. ^ a b "Eva Schloss, Otto Frank's stepdaughter, awarded MBE in New Year's Honours". Anne Frank Foundation website. 3 January 2013. Retrieved 9 November 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Eva Schloss". Anne Frank Trust UK. Archived from the original on 11 March 2011. 
  3. ^ "Auschwitz survivor receives degree", BBC, 24 July 2001.
  4. ^ "I've been haunted by Anne Frank's memory for so long ", The Guardian, 6 April 2013.
  5. ^ Zvi and Eva Schloss papers

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