Stepsister of famed concentration camp diarist Anne Frank coming to Ocala

- Advertisement -

Eva Schloss

Seventy-five years after the liberation of the Auschwitz Concentration Camp operated by Nazi Germany in occupied Poland during World War II, the stepsister of famed teenage diarist Anne Frank will visit the tri-county area.

Eva Schloss, 90, will share her experiences with Frank, including accounts of publishing her famed diary. The presentation will take place Thursday, March 26 at 6 p.m. at the Marion Technical Institute, located at 1614 SE Fort King St. in Ocala. Families of all faiths are invited to attend the event, which is being put on by Chabad Lubavitch Jewish Center of Ocala and The Villages.

Schloss survived her concentration camp experience and since 1985 has devoted herself to Holocaust education and global peace – all while paying tribute to the young diarist who died while being held in captivity. She has recounted her wartime experiences in more than 1,000 speaking engagements, written two books and had a play written about her life.

Anne Frank

In 1999, Schloss signed the “Anne Frank Peace Declaration” along with United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan and the niece of Raoul Wallenberg, a legendary figure who rescued thousands of Jews in Budapest. She has made it her mission to help end the violence and bigotry that continues to plague many parts of the world. She believes her story serves as a reminder that life is precious and fragile, the creative spirit is stronger than fear, the power of good is immeasurable, and love can make a difference.

Ticket prices are $25 for standard seating and $36 for priority seating, with a $5 early bird discount if booked by Wednesday, Feb. 26. A Sponsor VIP package featuring priority seating, a private reception and cocktail party with Schloss also is available. Visit www.AnneFrankOcala.com for more information.

Photos in Ocala, Florida

Subscribe for email updates

* indicates required

Headlines

Ocala City Council hopes to conduct upcoming District 2 election strictly by mail

Twists and turns keep coming in the quest to fill the vacated District 2 seat on the Ocala City Council.

Scorned Ocala woman jailed after nasty tiff with guy pal over another woman

An Ocala woman was jailed last week after a violent tussle with her man friend over another woman.

Two Marion County men succumb to Coronavirus as state hits 12,350 cases

Two Marion County residents have died as a result of the COVID-19 virus.

United Way and CEP team up to help residents struggling amid COVID-19 crisis

United Way of Marion County and the Ocala/Marion Chamber and Economic Partnership have come together to strengthen the community amid the Coronavirus crisis.

CareerSource network to assist with unemployment compensation claims

The CareerSource Florida network is now empowered to assist Floridians in applying for unemployment compensation.

Business

Ocala businesses shutter doors in wake of COVID-19 fallout

Businesses across the city of Ocala shuttered their doors Friday morning in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic that has ground the nation to a halt. 

The Fiery Chef serving up ‘Ready to Eat Meals’ at new east Ocala location

The Fiery Chef has opened the doors on its new east Ocala location in hopes of serving up "Ready to Eat Meals" to the local community. 

Shuckin’ Shack Oyster Bar opens new Ocala location at Market Street at Heathbrook

Shuckin' Shack Oyster Bar opened the doors on their new Ocala location at Market Street at Heathbrook this week.

Mojo Grill is a must-visit restaurant in Ocala

The Mojo Grill and Catering Company, which has multiple locations throughout Marion, Lake and Sumter counties, is a must-visit restaurant in Ocala.

Epic Theatres opens doors at new Ocala location

Epic Theatres opened the doors on its new Ocala location earlier this month.

More Headlines