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Reply Kate Cassin
11:39 PM on April 9, 2014 
Eva Schloss says...
Dear Kate. Please get in touch with me on my Email.

evaschloss@yahoo.co.uk Kind regards Eva


Dear Eva,
I was just checking my name in google search and saw your reply in the guest book. I'm sooooooo sorry I haven't contacted you sooner. For some reason I thought I put my email address in the message and was waiting for you to email me.
I am still interested in writing an adaptation for your book. Please email me on kcassin@xtra.co.nz if you are still keen to make your book into a movie.
kind regards
Kate
Reply Liviana
9:00 AM on March 12, 2014 
Dear Ms. Shloss, I'm Italian. My mother saw stories like yours in Italy under the time of Mussolini. But people forget and children don't remember. Many survivors are dead and in Italy there is a dangerous process of revisionism of history. My mother told me histories and facts, I told to my children histories and facts, but in schools and in the communities there is the desire of forget. How wish you tell your story in Italian schools also! ...starting in our school in San Teodoro in Sardinia, a little village, for create a world of respect and peace. Thank you, Eva. With love Liviana , Lorenzo and Stefano (my two children)
Reply Terry McGonigle
7:52 AM on March 12, 2014 
Dear Ms. Schloss... I would really like to speak with you ( at least through email) regarding a large project we are working on in Arkansas for Holocaust Awareness month in April. The project is called THE RIVER VALLEY REMEMBERS is will feature two plays AND THEN THEY CAME FOR ME and KORZCAK'S CHILDREN, the Anne Frank Touring Exhibit, and an orchestra concert celebrating those who survived the Holocaust. (A really huge project for a community of just over 5,000 in rural Arkansas to take on.) I don't know how else to contact you than through this guestbook. If you have the time, please email me at Tmcgonigle@almasd.net. I truly appreciate your time and look forward to hearing from you.
Sincerely,
Terry McGonigle; Theatre Teacher
Alma High School; Arkansas
Reply Charlene
2:43 PM on February 22, 2014 
Hi Eva! I enjoyed listening to you speak at the Palm Beach County Convention Center. I wanted to let you know that I wrote a blog post about you. You can read it here: http://ewillow.com/serendipity/archives/552-An-Evening-with-Eva-S
chloss.html. Hope to see you on March 5th, too!
Reply Balldrake
4:03 AM on December 6, 2013 
I read with deep emotion your book ?After Auschwitz? and I admire her strength, humanity and tenacity to communicate to young people a message of universal tolerance. Her testimony struck me, because this year, in august, I was in Poland to visit Auschwitz ? Birkenau camp where I saw with my own eyes the places of horror.
Reply Adriana
4:40 PM on November 26, 2013 
Eve
I just read your book and enjoyed it. Impossible not to be impressed with so many atrocities ... but yours stubbornness and strength impress.
Sorry for bad the english ... I'm Brazilian.
Regards, Adriana
Reply gadalba
1:17 PM on November 18, 2013 
I was given a copy of Eva's story to read by a friend . once started i could not place it aside until i had finished it. I am due to accompany a group of 6th form students to Auschwitz in April next year and on checking my itinerary was astounded to see that we are booked to visit the womens camp at Birkenau and also the Land of Plenty - Canada . Reading this story will give added poignancy to my visit and I will be recommending to the students they read before we depart . As a history teacher your story is one of the most powerful i have read . Thank you .
Reply donatella
11:30 AM on October 23, 2013 
Thank you veey much for his precious testimony to prevent such horrors.I've been fascinated by his book.I have been to Auschwitz this summer and i was shoched.Thank, his book touched me.I was born 11 may as you.Warm greeting from Milan and whises for all good things Ms.Eva!
Reply roby
4:35 AM on October 19, 2013 
Hello Eve. I'm Roberto from Italy and I'm 41 years old. I just finished reading a book that has been translated into Italian . I am very sorry for what you experienced in Auschwitz. I think it's one of the many errors that characterize the Christian world , as Jesus himself was a jew . In any case, the discrimination is wrong in every area . I am very sorry for the human side of the story that you have to live and I'm on your side. I hope that in the path of your life remaining that you can forgive the sin of your enemies as Jesus has shown us But this can only come from God with you. I have been to Auschwitz, I read a lot about , and I can only comfort myself that there were few among many willing to hide you at their own risk . In the Italian translation of the book there is an error in the final part . Repeatedly speaks of Lithuania, but the country in question is Latvia ( Riga and Daugavpils with ) . Chapter 26, pages 271-274
From your friend and Christian brother
Roberto
Reply Barry Cooper
8:03 PM on October 15, 2013 
Dear Eva,

I've just finished reading After Auschwitz and just wanted to say thank you.

Very best wishes,
Barry Cooper
Reply Eva Schloss
9:17 AM on September 28, 2013 
Dear Kate Cassin. I would like to get in touch with you about a film, you are mentioning, so you can write to me on my Email
Evaschloss@yahoo.co.uk. Looking forward hearing from you Eva
Reply Dan Hooker
11:03 AM on September 17, 2013 
Dear Mrs. Schloss
I am a year 13 pupil at Oakwood Park Grammar school, just outside London, UK. I am participating in the "Lessons from Auschwitz" project where I have been chosen to educate people on the holocaust, and after just finishing your book "After Auschwitz" I would be deeply honoured if you could help me with an outreach programme to my school. Your story has deeply touched me and I know that you will touch all of my class mates. Your courage and kindness has the power to make a difference in this world.
Please contact me, I would be ever so grateful to hear from you.
Thank you for inspiring me.
Dan Hooker
Reply Kathryn Jones
9:20 PM on September 3, 2013 
Dear Mrs. Schloss,
I am a student at a magnet high school in Nevada. Your education outreach program says that it does not reach to Nevada, however, I would be interested in speaking to you about having you come and educate my fellow students. I picked up your book in our library this past Friday and could not put it down. I managed to finish reading it within the weekend. Your story is so powerful and I am grateful to have even been able to read it. I would love to speak with you more about the possibility of an outreach program to my high school. It is my opinion that students my age do not appreciate all that they have and do not read up on the history of the world around them. Please contact me if you are interested.
Thank you for sharing your story,
Kathryn Jones
Reply Eva Schloss
5:23 AM on August 16, 2013 
Dear Kate. Please get in touch with me on my Email.

evaschloss@yahoo.co.uk Kind regards Eva
Reply Kate Cassin
12:24 AM on August 11, 2013 
Dear Eva,
With the world wide growth of Islam the rise of anit-semitism is on it's way again. Your book must be made into a film. I am a screenwriter and would like to write your family story into a screenplay. Please contact me so we can get your story out in cinema's and educate the world so it will never happen again. . .
Shalom
Kate
Reply deborah bryant
6:42 PM on July 25, 2013 
Dear Mrs Schloss
I read your story somewhat years ago and re-read it recently and am still in absolute awe of your courage and unfaltering hope. Your story made a remarkable impact on my own judgement and reflection with regards to how our lives are today (in UK). I pray to God everyday that the human race learns from such stories as yours and others that had to endure such experiences and that the world may realise just how important every life is. I feel truly humbled to have read such personal and detailed account of your life and thank you for giving me such inspiration to have faith how the human spirit can overcome such adversities.

With much love and respect x
Reply Dokwerker
5:09 PM on June 30, 2013 
Ik heb veel gelezen over u en interviews gezien. Ik heb mij een aardig beeld kunnen vormen maar blijf met een enorme puzzel zitten.

Toen de Russen Auschwitz hadden ontzet ging u op zoek naar uw vader en broer, u kwam Otto Frank tegen in de ziekenboeg. Ik verbaasde mij, u was toen 15 jaar en de kampen van Auschwitz waren talrijk en lagen ver uiteen. Liet uw moeder u zo vlak na de de bevrijding door de Russen alleen op zoek gaan of was zij bij u?
Als u alleen was, hoe kwam u toen weer in contact met uw moeder? Was u niet bang om in een vreemd land van barak naar barak te gaan of was de drang om uw broer en vader te vinden zo groot dat angst geen rol speelde?

Ik weet niet of u daar iets over wilt of kan zeggen maar is het denkbaar dat uw moeder en stiefvader elkaar reeds kenden van het Merwedeplein? U woonde immers dicht bij elkaar, ik weet, niet heel erg lang maar u kwam bij Anne thuis. Is het gek gedacht dat uw moeder Otto bij gelegenheid elkaar toch eens gezien hadden?
Na de oorlog troffen u drieën elkaar meerdere malen, ik weet van de mensen die in de woning van de Franks waren komen wonen dat Otto daar eenmaal is geweest met twee studenten uit Zwitserland maar dat zijn komst nogal vaag was, de zoon, Jack, sprak ik persoonlijk laatst, hij was toen zeven jaar oud en snapte niet wat Otto daarnaar doen.
Naderhand zei zijn vader tegen zijn moeder dat hij een een ietwat vreemd bezoek vond met twee van die jonge Zwitserse meiden. Daarna hebben ze Otto nooit meer gezien.

Kent u Yvonne, de dochter van Ruth Cauvern? Ik heb contact met haar gehad over Isa, u wellicht ook bekend.

Ik hoop dat u mij kunt helpen bij mij speurtocht. Ik heb uw boek thans bij mij en lees ook de biografie van Otto Frank door Lee. Dat boek heeft echter weinig geheimen voor mij, het roep eerder vagen op.

Met een vriendelijke groet, René Scholte

Mijn websites:
Www.dedokwerker.nl
Www.verraadannefrank.nl
Reply Renée T
6:53 PM on June 5, 2013 
I was in Auschwitz/Birken at the same time and would like to exchange our experiences.
Reply Raya
6:45 AM on June 5, 2013 
To Mrs. Schloss - to everyone who is in charge of this site:

Since the contact site is still in progress, I must use this way of contacting you.
Please, Mrs. Schloss, if you have the time and are willing to come to Germany once more, speak at the Goethe-university in Frankfurt am Main - it is very important for us to be able to listen to your story and for a huge number of students it would be the first and maybe only chance to listen to a survivor.
Personally, I have met some in Israel but did not get the chance to either listen to their stories or ask any questions.
Our campus is built around the old IG-Farben building and several students protest against having lectures there.

I really hope you will read this notice - All the very best for you and your family.
Reply Diane from Venice
4:14 PM on June 1, 2013 
Dear Eva,

I am incredibly disappointed that I was not able to attend your lecture in Venice, FL. People that attended have said that they could have listened to you talk for hours. Hopefully, one day you will return. Having read "EVA'S STORY", I have recommended it to many friends. It has made an incredible impact on my life and it will not be forgotten. Thank you for sharing you story.
With Respect and Admiration,
Diane
Reply Edward L Orlosky
3:15 PM on May 15, 2013 
May 13, 2013
Dear Eva,
I hope you are doing well and that you will receive this in the spirit of love from which it is being written. I have no doubts but that the evil spirits of world, including Satan himself, are actively involved in preventing anything of truth to be communicated. ?For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.?
My wife and I were very privileged to hear you speak in Venice, Florida this past March. I bought two of your signed books and sent a copy of the video to a Jewish friend that I had met at my NJ high school reunion. He forwarded it on to many in our Hillside class of ?55. Shortly after viewing the video and listening to the Q&A session in Venice we returned to our home in Kent, WA. Since then, I have wanted to write to you and express my thanks and the thoughts that have been daily in my mind. I will not take long and my prayer is that this will be both meaningful and helpful to you.
Certainly you have endured much and your reminder to us to not forget is extremely important. I read again from your book ?Eva?s Story?, about the filthy living conditions at Auschwitz. Being of both Polish and Jewish decent myself, I have a special feeling of hurt and sorrow for what was done to you and the others. The ruthlessness of the women guards, the Polish Kappo?s, who had little or no regard for your well-being was especially distressing. The strength you had to withstand and endure is beyond what I can fully appreciate. I have been through two bouts of esophageal cancer, but I had marvelous care. I have been called a miracle man. NO, no, no, I am not, but I do have a miracle working God?. and you do too. Eve, the mother of all mankind, was a wonderful creation, but she made a tragically overarching decision that has affected all of her offspring since. She listened to a lie from the prince of this world instead of obeying her creator God. It resulted is us all having to die. The good news is, that we won?t die like a squirrel or a dog, because, unlike all animals, we have a soul that can never die. We have bodies that house the soul, but will revert to dust from which they were created. Our souls live on, somewhere. We are all born in sin and at times continue to sin. We do have a Savior that most people today, have rejected. Nevertheless, it is true. No doubt you have heard the good news of the Gospel of Jesus Christ?. how that he died for our sins, was buried and rose again and is preparing a place for those who believe in Him for our justification, by grace through faith. Nothing of works as Christ death was all sufficient for our justification.
Your answers to the questions asked you at the Venice, FL session were interesting and meaningful, but the one that I heard loudest, unless I misunderstood you, was your last comment. It took me by surprise that you are not looking for a Messiah and so have no hope. (?if in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men most miserable.?) That caused my heart to shudder. All you had been through and yet, you could not see that there is a HOLY God who cared for you and gave you strength in time of need and who is your Messiah. Eva, if we have pride in ourselves today, regardless how much we have endured, it is no different then the original sin of Eve, who was smitten by pride. ?Lust of the eyes, lust of the flesh and pride of life? deceived her. You have been through much, but God is still in control and who knows how He has used the lives of many, who have suffered and even died to help others. It is a privilege to suffer for a great God who had his son suffer the worst of all deaths for us. Please read it for yourself in the OT of the Bible from the prophet Isaiah in chapters 52 and 53. He is a God of love and yet, just as much a God of judgment.
God has judged Israel and yet they are still his chosen people. He has not forsaken them as some ?Christians? would say today. One day many will know their Messiah came and died for them and will come again to have them live peaceably in Jerusalem. Hosea says in chapter 6 verse 3, ?Then shall we know, if we follow on to know the LORD, his going forth is prepared as the morning, and he shall come unto us as the rain, as the latter and former rain unto the earth.? The last verse in the book of Hosea says, ?Who is wise and shall understand these things? Prudent and he shall know them? For the ways of the LORD are right, and the just shall walk in them. But the transgressors shall fall. Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and you will be saved. It is just as simply as that. It is not of works, which we have done but by his mercy, he saves us, by the washing and regeneration of the Spirit.
Sincerely, Ed Orlosky Psalm 23:6
Reply Margo McKee
7:50 AM on April 11, 2013 
Dear Mrs Schloss, you may not remember me but I had the pleasure of staying with you and your family in 1978/9 when your daughter Jackie and I worked at Gleneagles Hotel. Years later, having just lost my job and feeling depressed your book jumped out in front of me in a library and I took it home to read. Your story was an inspiration to me and knowing that you and your mother survived, I was uplifted and it made me realise that what I was going through was only a minor incident in my life. So I just wanted to thank you for writing Eva's Story as I know it was extremely difficult for you to discuss this. I am now very much looking forward to your latest book which you were talking about on BBC TV this morning. Please pass my best wishes to Jackie and I wish you and your family much happiness. Margo
Reply kim
2:03 AM on April 11, 2013 
Dear Eva, My generation will never comprehend the injustice that happened during WWII. I still wonder if the world has learned anything from it, when these genocides have continued to happen around the world since then.I have yet to read your book, but cant wait to do so. Today, an article was written about you in our local paper and I wanted you to know we will never forget. I would love to speak to you. Thankfully you can tell your story. I pray for the day when there is no prejudice and everyone knows and feels we need to just love one another ,regardless of race, religion or any other prejudice.. No words I could possibly say could comfort you for what you and millions of people went through, but the more our generation hears about it, the more it is still talked about. God Bless You!
Reply Roseann Sheridan
3:11 PM on March 7, 2013 
We are about to open the production of And Then They Came For Me: Remembering the World of Anne Frank. The show runs March 9 -17 at CTM, Overture Center for the Arts, Madison, WI, USA. It's a powerful production and I feel honored to have gotten to know Eva Schloss through the interviews and her book, Eva's Story. I think she would be proud of the work done on this show and wish I could have reached her to get her to visit to see the fine work. She has been an inspiration to all of us -- cast, designers, crew, staff.
Reply ColettePollitt
3:20 AM on March 4, 2013 
About 10 years ago, you came to my Middle School in Lansing, MI and spoke to a group of us about your life. Because of my young age, I had never really understood the entirety nor the severity of the Holocaust before that time. You signed a book for each of us to have and to this day it is one of my most prized possessions. Your book and discussion with us really changed my perspective on life and humanity and how the world as a whole can learn and grow from learning about our history. I am currently a student of Political Science and am so passionate about improving the lives of those in need and of our international relations. I just wanted to say, thank you so much for taking the time to share your incredible journey.