Three Auschwitz Survivors Say They Won’t Ever Stop Testifying

Three Auschwitz Survivors Say They Won’t Ever Stop Testifying

Now approaching age 90, these survivors tell the Times of Israel that speaking out is more important than ever.

The tattoos on three women’s wrists — A-5272, A-5792, 73305 — may be fading, but their memories of the Holocaust have not. As the trio of Auschwitz survivors turn 90 this year, they continue to share their stories of tragedy, trauma and hope…

When The Times of Israel recently caught up with Auschwitz survivor Schloss, she has just returned to her home in London after a six-week tour of America. Now approaching her 90th birthday, which falls next week on May 11, Schloss is best known as the posthumous stepsister of Anne Frank — her mother Fritzi married Anne’s father Otto Frank after World War II.

Schloss was asked to go to the students’ private school and speak to the 16 year olds in question along with their parents.

Schloss, who is the author of three books about her wartime experience, discovered the teens hadn’t studied the Holocaust in school. She admonished their parents, saying, “You can’t rely on the school only, you have to tell children what is going on in the world and about prejudice.

Tags: Inspiration

More From Fellowship Blog

Fellowship Blog

Orthodox Female Students Develop Wireless Oxygen Monitor

This year, at the annual Jerusalem College of Technology’s hackathon, the winning team developed a wireless oxygen monitor for infants.

Fellowship Blog

Israel Preps for Searing Heatwave

Holy Land health officials are issuing safety instructions as temperatures jump, and as The Fellowship continues to help Israel's most vulnerable this summer.

Fellowship Blog

Rescuing a Childhood Friend

During the Holocaust, a Polish Christian woman saved the life of her Jewish friend, who she would marry, their own daughter going on to work for Israel's official Holocaust memorial.

Subscribe to our Newsletter

Stay informed about issues affecting Israel, the Jewish people, Jewish-Christian relations, receive daily devotionals, and more.