Chabad of Plano/Collin County invites the community to “An Historic Evening with Eva Schloss, Stepsister of Anne Frank,” on March 27 at 7:30 p.m. at the Charles W. Eisemann Center
Chabad of Plano/Collin County invites the community to “An Historic Evening with Eva Schloss, Stepsister of Anne Frank,” on March 27 at 7:30 p.m. at the Charles W. Eisemann Center for Performing Arts.
Eva Schloss, an 89-year-old Holocaust survivor, peace activist and international speaker, will share her memories of her childhood friend and stepsister Anne Frank and her powerful story of survival, grit, loss and ultimate triumph of the human spirit. Forty years after the end of World War II, Eva began to share her story. She now travels the globe to spread a message to others to value kindness, diversity, tolerance and our common humanity.
In 1938, Germany invaded Austria, causing many Jewish families to flee Austria to avoid persecution. Among the emigrants was 8-year old Eva Geiringer, who with her mother, brother, and father moved first to Belgium and then to Holland, where one of her neighbors was Anne Frank, a German Jewish girl of the same age. Ultimately, both girls and their families were deported to the Auschwitz concentration camp. Eva and her mother survived, and upon their return, were visited by their neighbor and friend Otto Frank, Anne’s father and the only one in his family to survive. Eva’s mother and Otto eventually married, making Eva Anne’s stepsister.
During the event, Chabad of Plano/Collin County will honor Sanjiv Yajnik, President, Financial Services, Capital One, for his outstanding passion and dedication to the betterment of our communities. Yajnik leads Capital One’s community activities throughout Texas, Oklahoma and Louisiana as Regional President of the South-Central Region. As a passionate community leader, he sits on various nonprofit boards, serving as founder and chairman of the Collin County Business Alliance (CCBA); chairman of the nationally-acclaimed Dallas Symphony Association and treasurer of the National Academy Foundation. In November 2015, Yajnik was appointed chairman of the Economic Development Corporation by Texas Governor Greg Abbott.
Signed copies of Schloss’ book “Eva’s Story” will be available for purchase for $20. Additionally, paintings by her brother, Heinz Geiringer, who perished in the camps, will be on display in the lobby and copies will be available for purchase. This world-famous artwork was painted while the family was in hiding and portrays the stunning and impactful landscape of a Holocaust family’s life in an Amsterdam attic.
Tickets are $25 to $50, students $10. The event is not recommended for students under 12. Teacher and military discounts are available.
Sponsorships begin at $1,000 and include a dinner reception prior to the program, autographed book and premiere seating.
Tickets and more info at the Learn More link.
(Wednesday) 7:30 pm
Charles W. Eisemann Center for Performing Arts
2351 Performance Dr, Richardson, Texas 75082