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What If You Could Chat with Anne Frank? This May Be the Next Best Thing

Mar 03, 2020 01:15PM
After careful consideration, the Historic Evening with Anne Frank's stepsister Eva Schloss event will go on, but virtually. Learn more.

Anne Frank did not survive Hitler’s regime, but her diary—and her stepsister—did. Millions have read Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl, Frank’s account of hiding from the Nazis. And on March 19, there will be a rare opportunity to meet someone who actually knew her: Eva Schloss, a close childhood friend of Frank. After World War II ended, Schloss’s mother married Frank’s father, posthumously making Eva the stepsister of Anne. Schloss will give an intimate portrayal of Frank and also discuss her own harrowing experience at Auschwitz. The talk will be held at the Petaluma Veterans Memorial Hall in Petaluma at 7 p.m.; doors will open at 6 p.m. Tickets are $25, or $15 for students, and are available at annefrankpetaluma.com. In concert with the event, authors David Lee Miller and Steven Jay Rubin will offer a free reading of their children’s book, The Cat Who Lived with Anne Frank, on March 18 at 4 p.m. at Copperfield’s Books in Petaluma.