This poignant and thought-provoking production forms part of Dorchester’s Holocaust Memorial Day events. Part oral history, part dramatic action and part remembrance, it brings to life what happened after The Diary of Anne Frank ends. Combining videotaped interviews with Holocaust survivors Eva Geiringer Schloss and Ed Silverberg, live actors recreate scenes from their lives as teenagers during WW ll.
Ed Silverberg was Anne Frank’s first boyfriend. Eva was the same age as Anne and lived in the same apartment block as her in Amsterdam until Anne and her family went into hiding. Eva and her family were also arrested by the Nazis and sent to concentration camps. More than 1.25 million people were killed in Auschwitz-Birkenau where Eva and her family were sent.
‘After the war, people said it would never happen again, and people didn’t want to talk about it—it was something that happened, let’s forget about it, now we live in a different life. What’s happening now in Bosnia and what’s happening in many other places…we’re still doing the same thing and again the world just looks on.’ Eva Schloss
“This production is like a historic newsreel brought to life on the stage. And it works.”
(Charles Epstein, WICR Radio, Indianapolis)
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