Tampa Bay Newspapers
9911 Seminole Blvd.,
Seminole, FL 33772
Phone: (727) 397-5563
Fax: (727) 397-5900
Submit News
  
 Search
  9911 Seminole Blvd. Seminole, FL 33772       Ph. 727-397-5563   View TBN's FREE e-Edition today!  
Click here to learn more
Out & About
Anne Frank’s stepsister visits St. Pete
Article published on
  Print E-Mail
 
ST. PETERSBURG – Eva Schloss – the stepsister and childhood friend of Anne Frank, Holocaust survivor and author – will speak Monday, Feb. 10, 7:30 p.m., at The Palladium at St. Petersburg College, 253 25th Ave N.

The doors will open at 7 p.m. Tickets are $28. Call 344-4900 or visit www.chabadsp.com.

Schloss’ compelling story of survival and how she and her mother rebuilt their lives is gripping. The presentation will be suitable for teenagers and families of all faiths.

In 1938, Germany invaded Austria, causing many Jewish families to flee Austria to avoid persecution. Among the emigrants was 8-year-old Eva Geiringer, who with her mother, brother, and father moved first to Belgium and then to Holland, where one of her neighbors was a German Jewish girl of the same age. Her name was Anne Frank.

The two girls became friends and playmates. They passed the time by skipping, playing hopscotch and marbles, and drinking lemonade that Anne's mother prepared.

Ultimately, both girls and their families were deported to the Auschwitz concentration camp.

She recalls the day Anne Frank’s father showed her a small package containing his daughter’s diary, and his path in bringing himself back to life by publishing the diary around the world.

“Eva is a courageous individual who works tirelessly to end the violence and bigotry that continues to plague our world,” said Rabbi Alter Korf, of the Chabad Jewish Center of St. Petersburg, the organization sponsoring the event. “We are honored and excited to play host to this great person.”

Schloss has never visited the Tampa Bay area, and it is likely she will not return. Organizers are expecting a large turnout.
Article published on
Copyright © Tampa Bay Newspapers: All rights reserved.
Printable Version E-mail article
NuSmile
Featured Print Advertisers
Oakhurst & East Bay Medical
13020 Park Blvd., Seminole
(727) 393-3404
3800 East Bay Dr., Largo
(727) 539-0505

Web site        View Ad
:)
Abbey Carpet & Floor of Largo
13120 66th St. N.
Largo
(727) 524-1445

Web site        View Ad
:)
Custom Couture of Clearwater
(727) 735-8407
By appointment please.

Web site        View Ad
:)
NuSmile Dental
13611 Park Blvd., Suite G
Seminole
(727) 475-7866

Web site        View Ad
:)
Flooring America of Seminole
9012 Seminole Blvd.
Seminole
(727) 397-5509

Web site        View Ad
:)
Florida Center for Back & Neck Pain
Dr. Greg Hollstrom
11444 Seminole Blvd.
Largo
(727) 393-6100

Web site        View Ad
:)
Tampa Bay Newspapers
Online Advertising
For information, e-mail
webmaster@tbnweekly.com
:)
Online Services Directory
MEDICAL DIRECTORY   ONLINE DINING GUIDE
MEDICAL DIRECTORY ONLINE DINING GUIDE
AUTOMOTIVE GUIDE REAL ESTATE GUIDE
AUTOMOTIVE GUIDE REAL ESTATE GUIDE
Community Focus Online
Tampa Bay Newspapers
9911 Seminole Blvd.,
Seminole, FL 33772
Phone: (727) 397-5563
Fax: (727) 397-5900
Submit News