Eva Schloss: Anne Frank’s Stepsister Comes To Hong Kong
Why We Recommend it
To mark the International Holocaust Remembrance Day and the 75th anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz by the Red Army in January 1945, the Hong Kong Holocaust and Tolerance Centre (HKHTC) invites Eva Schloss to reveal how she survived Auschwitz-Birkenau.
Asia Society Hong Kong Center and HKHTC are honored to host Eva Schloss for an evening of student-centered learning, where she will share her remarkable story of life before the war, how she survived Auschwitz-Birkenau and rebuilt her life afterwards.
Eva Schloss is a Holocaust survivor, peace activist, international speaker, teacher, author and humanitarian, recognized by Queen Elizabeth II with an M.B.E. and for whom the play And Then They Came For Me: Remembering the World of Anne Frank was written by James Still in 1999. She is also the stepsister of Anne Frank, whose diary possibly is the most famous work to emerge from the horrors of that event.
Eva Schloss’ story is one of heartbreaking loss, determination, betrayal and, ultimately, the survival and triumph of the human spirit against all odds: among her many ordeals, she survived escape from Austria, two years in hiding in Amsterdam, capture on her 15th birthday, nine months in the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp, the death of her father and brother, and repatriation to Holland. 40 years after the end of World War II, Eva Schloss started to share her story. She has since written three books and spoken all over the world about her experiences. This is her first visit to Hong Kong, which promises to be a memorable occasion.
Please note, to accommodate overwhelming demand, the program will take place in Jockey Club Hall, with live video stream in Miller Theater. Seats in Jockey Club Hall will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. The program will be conducted in English. English-to-Cantonese simultaneous interpretation will be available in Jockey Club Hall only, with limited headsets given on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration is required.