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Mrs. Eva Schloss

Mrs. Eva Schloss
Eva Schloss was born in Vienna, Austria in 1929. Her family (father, mother, brother and herself) immigrated to Belgium and eventually to Holland in 1938, shortly after Hitler annexed Austria. After the Germans invaded Holland in 1942, they went into hiding. In May 1944, they were betrayed, captured by the Nazis and sent to Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp. When they were liberated by the Russian Army in January 1945, only she and her mother were left.
Four months later, she and her mother were repatriated to Amsterdam where Eva finished her studies, and she eventually moved to London to pursue a career as a professional photographer. In 1952 she married Zvi Schloss. One year later, her mother married Otto Frank, the widowed father of diarist Anne Frank.
Eva and Zvi live in London and have three daughters and five grandchildren. In 1988 Ms. Schloss pubilshed Eva's Story,  her Holocaust memoir.  Since 1985, Eva has become increasingly active in Holocaust education, and received an Honorary Doctorate in Civil Law from the University of Northumbria, Newcastle, England.  She is a Trustee of the Anne Frank Educational Trust, U.K.