On my book list, the first of my challenge was to read Eva Schloss’s After Auschwitz.
I have been interested in WWII since 1970’s when as a kid, I started to watch “The World At War” at my Nan’s house on a Sunday. I found that I was fascinated about what happened, and moreover why. Like everyone, I could not understand why people would do such things to others. As an adult, I have read and watched so much about the genocide and will never understand the hate that the German authorities had towards other human beings.
Eva and her mother survived being sent to Auschwitz-Birkenau on her 15th Birthday. Her book talks a little about the camps and how she ended up there, but more importantly, what happened after she and her mother were liberated.
Eva is mainly known for being the co-founder of the Anne Frank Trust UK, and of course also as the Stepsister of Anne Frank.
This is an incredible book focusing on her life after liberation, how she moved forward, helped others to move on with their life, and above all remember the people who lost their lives through the Anne Frank Trust UK.
I have just bought another of her books entitled Eva’s Story: A survivor’s tale by the step-sister of Anne Frank which covers her time in the death camps and the detailed ordeals her and her family endured.