In Conversation with Eva Schloss

Eyewitness Talk on Holocaust Remembrance Day (video recording available, in German)

On 27 January 1945, 15-year-old Eva Geiringer and her mother Elfriede were among the around 7,000 people who witnessed the liberation of the Auschwitz and Birkenau concentration camps by the Soviet Army.

recording available



The conversation was recorded on 21 January 2021, in German, with German and English subtitles; Jewish Museum Berlin 2021

Eight and a half months earlier, the Geiringer family of four – originally from Vienna and living in hiding in Amsterdam – had been betrayed and deported to Auschwitz.

In an online conversation between London and Berlin with Aubrey Pomerance, head of the museum’s archive, Eva Schloss talks about her childhood and youth, life in hiding, her months in the hell of Birkenau, liberation day of the Auschwitz concentration camp and life afterwards.

With the support of Berliner Sparkasse

An elderly woman sits in a wing chair, framed pictures on the wall behind her

Eva Schloss; photo: Robert Harris, London

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