The Promise : The True Story of a Family in the Holocaust

Author(s): Eva Schloss & Barbara Powers

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This is the remarkable true story of a young Jewish girl and her brother growing up during the Second World War, caught in a world turned upside down by the Nazis. Written specially for children, Eva describes her happy early childhood in Vienna with her kind and loving parents and her older brother Heinz, whom she adored. But when the Nazis marched into Austria everything changed. Eva's family fled to Belgium, then to Amsterdam where, with the help of the Dutch Resistance, they spent the next two years in hiding - Eva and her mother in one house, and her father and brother in another. Finally, though, they were all betrayed and deported to Auschwitz concentration camp in Poland. Despite the horrors of the camp, Eva's positive attitude and stubborn personality (which had often got her into trouble) saw her through one of the most tragic events in history and she and her mother eventually returned to Amsterdam. First published 2006.


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Eva Schloss lives in North London and has been married to Zvi for over fifty years. They have three grown-up daughters and five grandchildren. Eva regularly visits schools, universities and other institutions to talk about her experiences during the Holocaust. A play, 'And Then They Came for Me: Remembering the World of Anne Frank' by James Still deals with the lives of Eva and her posthumous step-sister, Anne Frank and other teenagers in the Holocaust. It has been performed all over the USA and in many other countries including a performance by children and young people in London in 2005 to mark the liberation of Auschwitz. Eva is a trustee of the Anne Frank Trust in London.

General Fields

  • : 9780141320816SECA
  • : Penguin Books Ltd
  • : Puffin
  • : 0.123
  • : April 2006
  • : 198mm X 129mm X 10mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Eva Schloss & Barbara Powers
  • : BC
  • : 1
  • : 940.5318092
  • : 160
  • : col. Illustrations