Three Auschwitz Survivors Say They Won’t Ever Stop Testifying

The Fellowship  |  May 2, 2019

Auschwitz concentration camp
Auschwitz, Poland - July 2, 2009: The Auschwitz concentration camp is located about 50 km from Krakow. This photo is from Auschwitz II- Birkenau. The wooden barracks are simple compared to the brick houses in Auschwitz I. To the left are brick chimneys from barracks burned down by the nazis when the Red Army was getting close.

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.

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