Eva's relationship to Anne Frank is simply a plus for the book. To have lived so close to Anne and even played in her house with her cat makes Anne become even more alive. Eva's relationship with her brother parallels Anne's relationship to Margot. Interestingly, Heinz and Margot seems to have similar personalities as do Anne and Eva. Her courage to speak about this terrrible time in history is a reminder to us all to remember what happened and those who are no longer with us and have no one to remember them. Very sad and disturbing to read. I can't say that I "enjoyed" the book.
However, I am extremely glad that I read it.
It is definitely worth reading. This book is OK but the stepsister did not live with the Franks during the time they were hiiding in the attic. Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations. View or edit your browsing history. Get to Know Us. Delivery and Returns see our delivery rates and policies thinking of returning an item? See our Returns Policy. Visit our Help Pages. Audible Download Audio Books. This can't be Anne Franks step-sister, can it? But I was wrong, and I spent some wonderful moments talking to her. I bought a copy of her book, Eva's Story, but this was before I joined Goodreads.
I have just re-read it, and I am happy to recommend it to you. This is a memoir, an account of her time enduring the horrors of Nazism. If I were reviewing any other book, I would have said that that the author's style was too simplistic, that it lacked the imagery, but then imagery is not needed here. In a plain and straightforward way, she tells her understated story and the hell that she endured breaks through the simple words with the power of a lightning bolt.
From the years of hiding from the Nazi's in Amsterdam to her families capture after an informer took money to reveal them, to forced marches and cattle train journeys across Europe, to imprisonment in Birkenau and Auschwitz and the dehumanisation that she and her mother endured there. But by a miracle, they both survived to be rescued by the Red Army, but her father and brother did not being killed on a forced march in the final weeks of the war. The story of Eva carries on where Anne Frank's ends. Eva was a similar age to Anne, her playmate and posthumous step-sister, being only 15 when imprisoned in Auschwitz.
Having personally met her the horrors that she relates are all the more potent to me.
Jan 17, Sarah rated it it was amazing. This is one of those books that everyone should read. It is not enjoyable obviously due to the subject matter, but it is so important that everyone knows what happened so as to prevent it happening again. Eva fled to Amsterdam with her family when the Germans invaded Austria, living on the same estate as Anne Frank and her family.
Although she knew Anne, I believe they did not know each other well. The story follows Eva and her mother as they go into hiding separately from her brother and father This is one of those books that everyone should read. The story follows Eva and her mother as they go into hiding separately from her brother and father.
It goes on to follow the betrayal of their hiding places which resulted in them being sent to Auschwitz when Eva was Eva was fortunate in that, despite a couple of short periods, she was not separated from her mother. Eva was also lucky in some respects as she had a cousin who was working as a nurse in the camp. This saved her mother from the gas chamber and ultimately helped the pair of them survive barely until the liberation of the camp. The story does not, however, finish there, but follows the pair as they are transported from the camp, eventually finding their way back to their home in Amsterdam.
Sadly, Eva's father and brother did not survive. Whilst at Auschwitz, Eva and her mother realised that Otto Frank was also there. After they had returned to Amsterdam, Otto and Eva's mother became friends through sharing their experiences together. They eventually married, making Eva the posthumous step-sister of Anne Frank.
Nov 11, Barbara M rated it really liked it. An amazing story of survival. Eva Schloss was a playmate of Anne Frank's. Eva survived and tells her own story - life before the war, her life in hiding, her experiences living in a concentration camp and building a new life after she was set free. Following the war, Eva's mother married Anne Frank's father.
Eva's Mom and Otto Frank had both lost their spouses during the war.
Eva's book picks up where Ann An amazing story of survival. Eva's book picks up where Anne Frank's diary ends. Eva has her own interesting story to tell. It's a story that should be read. Eva Schloss does lectures around the country speaking about her experiences. I attended one of her lectures. She is now in her 80s and she's a great speaker! She is a dynamic, intelligent, spirited and very likeable woman. She tells an amazing story of survival.
She chronicles the terror, the dehumanization, the rat, flea, bed bug, stench filled, cramped surroundings, the fear of illness least she would be sent to the ever smoking ovens, the heart breaking separation of her family and death of her father and brother. Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Nonetheless, it was a survival story and worth reading for that reason alone. She is a dynamic, intelligent, spirited and very likeable woman. View all 4 comments. The connections to Anne Frank are interesting and give a nice context to the story the reader. This book is OK but the stepsister did not live with the Franks during the time they were hiiding in the attic.
She encouraged everyone listening to her horrific story to respond with love toward one another. She said that having a family and love in her life - gave her hope to carry on. It's also a story worth reading! Dec 09, Sarah rated it it was amazing Shelves: Ce fut une de mes plus belles lectures sur la guerre Jun 25, stephanie rated it it was ok Shelves: Oct 26, Carolyn S rated it really liked it.
Was not an up lifting book, but interesting in the fact that so many people were hidden during the Holocaust. Then those same people that were hiding people gave up some of them up for money, or else they themselves were arrested. After the war Eva's mother married Anne Frank's father. They both lost their spouses and some children, so they had a lot of the same grief.
She helped Anne's father publish Anne Frank's diary. As the book states.
It took Eva 40 years to tell Was not an up lifting book, but interesting in the fact that so many people were hidden during the Holocaust. It took Eva 40 years to tell her story. May 28, Barb rated it really liked it Shelves: I don't think I can add anything new to what other readers have already said about this book. I can only add my name to list of people who have been moved by the courage Eva Schloss and her mother had to survive their horrific ordeal.
Another interesting memoir from a survivor of the holocaust. While it is similar to other memoirs it is also a bit different because she became the "step-sister" of Anne Frank. It was after the war when her mother, widowed by the Holocaust, and Otto Frank, widower by the Holocaust, married and Eva became a "step-sister" to Anne Frank. Among the more interesting parts of the memoir is the interview Another interesting memoir from a survivor of the holocaust.
Among the more interesting parts of the memoir is the interview at the end which is a must read. Sep 30, Barbara rated it it was amazing. Having just heard her speak, a lot of this book was already known to me. It is a good depiction of life before the war as Jews tried to get out of harm's way. Then the story of hiding comes, followed by life in a prison camp.
The will to live seemed vital to those who did survive. The end of the book gives a quick summary of Eva's life since the war. Her view of the Russians as her heroes is interesting since so many now see them differently. It just showed how a lack of information can affect y Having just heard her speak, a lot of this book was already known to me.
It just showed how a lack of information can affect your viewpoint. For Eva they were saviors who brought food, clothes, and freedom from prison. Dec 07, Mrs. Wow, what an emotional roller coaster. This Holocaust memoir was one of the most gripping and detailed accounts of survival and human strength that I have read.
Everyone knows the story of Anne Frank, and this is the story of a teen who lived in Anne's same neighborhood with a very similar story of hiding, being caught and sent to concentration camps. Their stories truly intertwine as years after the war, Eva's mother married Anne's father. I highly recommend this story to anyone interested in t Wow, what an emotional roller coaster.
I highly recommend this story to anyone interested in the time period for a first-hand account of the horrors of war. Oct 17, Thalita Taz Rodriguez rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Historians or anyone who wishes to hear stories from WWII first-hand. I had the privilege of meeting Eva Schloss in person whilst I was in school and I was so honoured to hear her story. Her talk, along with her book, holds so much emotion and I was honestly in awe by how much her and her family had overcome. I can proudly say that I own this book, in which, inside contains her warm words of appreciation.
Conmovedora historia la de Eva. Feb 21, Bj rated it it was amazing. I read this preparing to hear the author speak and am so glad I did. This book told the story of what happened after The Diary of Anne Frank ended - the atrocities of the Holocaust. This needs to be mandatory reading in schools. Jun 25, Frank Schwarz rated it really liked it. Eerdmans Publishing Company, All rights reserved. Our site is under maintenance and will be back up Friday, November 13th.
Please call Customer Service at to place your order today. Kindle In Stock Ships within 3 business days Price: But most people don't know about Eva Schloss, Anne's playmate and posthumous stepsister. Though Eva, like Anne, was imprisoned in Auschwitz at the age of 15, her story did not end there. Together with her mother, Eva endured daily degradation at the hands of the Nazis.
She survived the prison camps, but it would be decades before Eva was able to tell her survivor's tale.