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Holocaust Survivor & Step-sister of Anne Frank, Eva Schloss at Chabad Society

Holocaust Survivor & Step-sister of Anne Frank, Eva Schloss

 

Wednesday, 21 January 2009

 

The Oxford University Chabad Society was honoured to host on 21 January 2009 a lecture by Eva Schloss, who is a survivor of Auschwitz and a stepsister of Anne Frank. Eva Schloss was born in Vienna in 1929. She and her family emigrated to Belgium, and then to Holland in 1938, following Hitler’s annexation of Austria. After the Germans invaded Holland in 1942, the family went into hiding. In May 1944, they were betrayed, captured by the Nazis and sent to Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp. Only Eva and her mother survived; her father and brother did not. She and her mother were liberated by the Russian army in January 1945, and evacuated… Read More »

The experience this week of a London Jew & former president of the Oxford University Chabad Society

The experience this week of a London Jew & former president of the Oxford University Chabad Society

The Spectator - By Melanie Phillips

Friday, 9th January 2009


I wrote below about the frightening thuggery on display at the anti-Israel demonstrations in London. Here is what a reader tells me of his recent experiences as a British Jew, including what happened to him after attending the pro-Israel counter demonstration, and how he feels therefore about the way in which the Gaza conflict and its implications are being reported in Britain:

 

It was shocking to hear on Radio 4 at about 7:15am a Muslim woman called Fatima supposedly representing some 'moderate' Muslim organisation who basically said that the threat of Muslim… Read More »

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