Holocaust survivor tells her story - The Solihull Observer

Holocaust survivor tells her story

Solihull Editorial 4th Dec, 2022   0

AN AUSCHWITZ survivor showcased her play in Solihull as it prepares to go on a national tour.

Eva Schloss performed her first person testimony piece And Then They Came For Me: Remembering the World of Anne Frank to a sell out audience at Solihull School.

The highly acclaimed multimedia play combines videotaped interviews with Eva and Ed Silverberg, who also survived the Holocaust, with live actors recreating scenes of their lives during the Second World War.

The performance was followed by an open question and answer session.

Eva was joined on the evening by fellow Holocaust survivors, Mindu Hornick and Kindertransportee, Lia Lesser.

Mark Penney, head of the Prep School, said: “We have a long-standing commitment to Holocaust Education and on Eva’s last visit to our school in 2019, we were proud to unveil of a bench commemorating her beloved brother Heinz. Eva continues, at the age of 93, to be one of the world’s greatest humanitarians.

“We are looking forward to hosting further large-scale Holocaust Education events in the future and the planning is already underway.

“On this occasion, we are delighted to have partnered with a wonderful charity, Safe Passage in hosting this event.

“Safe Passage works to provide unaccompanied child refugees in Europe with safe and legal routes to sanctuary.”


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