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Eva Schloss is a Holocaust survivor who lives in London, England, and is the posthumous stepsister of diarist Anne Frank. Born Eva Geiringer in Vienna, Austria, to Erich and Fritzi Geiringer in 1929, she had an older brother named Heinz with whom she was very close. Eva’s father, Erich, owned a shoe factory and the Geiringers were an upper-middle-class, nonreligious family. In 1938, Germany annexed Austria in an event known as the Anschluss. Laws against Jews were immediately enacted. Eva’s father fled to Amsterdam in 1939 and the rest of the family joined in 1940.
Eva Schloss / Wednesday, September 16, 2020
Joshua Kaufman was born February 20, 1928, in Debrecen, Hungary, as the third of four children in a deeply religious, Hassidic family. The son of a lumber businessman, Joshua survived the ghetto in Debrecen and then the Auschwitz-Birkenau Nazi death camp in Poland. He was transferred to Dachau concentration camp in Germany, and spent the last months of the war as a slave laborer building an underground runway for an aircraft factory in Germany. Joshua was liberated by U.S.
/ Wednesday, September 16, 2020
Edward Mosberg was born January 6, 1926, in Kraków, Poland. He had two sisters, Halina and Karolina. His parents, Bronislawa and Ludwig, owned a department store; they prayed in the Popper synagogue. A little more than a year after World War II broke out in 1939, a ghetto was established in Kraków. Ed’s immediate family, grandparents and aunt settled in one apartment there. Ed brought them food and provided much-needed employee IDs and other papers.
ed mosberg / Wednesday, September 16, 2020