Anne Frank’s childhood friend says world still hasn’t learned about genocide

31 January 2018

A Holocaust survivor and former playmate of one of history’s most tragic figures has a message for the world about genocide: “We haven’t really learned.”

Eva Schloss was a neighbour of Anne Frank, the young Jewish girl whose famous diary detailed her family’s life in hiding during the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands during the Second World War.

Ms Schloss was just 13 when her own family of four was also forced into hiding in Amsterdam.

Her father and brother were murdered at the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp and after the war, Eva’s mother married Otto Frank, the father of her childhood friend.

Ms Schloss was at the UN in Geneva which is hosting an exhibition about Anne Frank’s life in connection with the International Day of Commemoration of the Victims of the Holocaust.

Bronwen Cowley asked her how she first met Anne Frank.

Audio Credit:
Bronwen Cowley, United Nations Geneva
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