A Historic Evening with Anne Frank's Stepsister, Eva Schloss


Event Details

Date: October 29, 2019

Times: 7 p.m.

Location: Elmen Center | 2505 S. Grange Ave.

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Augustana's Diversity and Inclusion Office and the Chabad Jewish Center of South Dakota welcome speaker Eva Schloss, stepsister of Anne Frank, to campus on Tuesday, Oct. 29. The event begins at 7 p.m. in the Elmen Center.

Enter the world of Anne Frank as told by her stepsister and childhood friend, Eva Schloss. Playing hopscotch and drinking lemonade together, both girls would never have imagined where life would lead them. Eva survived the horrors of the Holocaust and the horrific conditions in Auschwitz, while Anne sadly perished. Of the remaining survivors, Eva is the last witness to Anne Frank's incredibly short, yet powerful, life.

Eva Schloss was born in Vienna, Austria in 1929. As Hitler invaded Austria in 1938, she and her family fled to Holland. After the Germans invaded Holland in 1942, Eva’s family went into hiding. In May 1944, they were betrayed, captured by the Nazis and sent to Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp where her family was killed. She is the childhood friend and stepsister of Anne Frank.


Willete Capers 
Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion