Sister of Holocaust victim Anne Frank visits Cricklewood school

Eva Schloss visited Whitfield School

Eva Schloss visited Whitfield School - Credit: Archant

The step-sister of Holocaust victim, Anne Frank, visited a Cricklewood school to plant a commemorative tree for those who died in the area during the Second World War.

Eva Schloss, 83, shared memories of her horrific experiences with students from Whitefield School, and discussed her biography, After Auschwitz.

Sixth form students raised money for the birch tree and 140 snowdrops by making and selling cakes at school.

The Fairfield Theatre company highlighted the event with a performance which showcased the war experiences of Ms Schloss, her family and the Frank family.

Ms Schloss and her family were discovered hiding in Amsterdam and were arrested by Nazi soldiers and sent to the notorious Auschwitz concentration camp. She was 15.

Her brother and father died in the concentration camp in Poland but her mother survived.

After the war, her mother married Otto Frank who was the only member of his family to survive.

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