Anne Frank’s step-sister to speak in Welwyn Garden City about the Holocaust

PUBLISHED: 06:00 11 September 2013

Anne Frank

Anne Frank


ONE of the most harrowing stories from World War Two will be remembered in WGC next month – when the step-sister of Anne Frank visits.

Eva Schloss will be at the Woodhall Community Centre for a performance of the play And Then They Came For Me.

The 84-year-old says she is travelling across the country to “remind people to stand up against hate”.

Anne Frank was just 15 when she died, along with her sister Margot, at Bergen-Belsen concentration camp in 1945. She had famously kept a diary of her time in hiding from the Nazis, and her hopes for the future.

The show will feature footage of Holocaust survivors, as well as performances from actors with a connection to the atrocity.

There will be two performances – a free matinee for schoolchildren on Thursday, October 17, followed by an evening performance at 7pm.

Each will be followed by a question and answer session with Eva Schloss and Welwyn Hatfield MP Grant Shapps.

Mr Shapps said: “This is an opportunity for us to learn about the Holocaust, which teaches us about tolerance today with the first-hand evidence and testimony of a Holocaust survivor.

“We are so lucky to have Eva Schloss come and visit us to tell us her story in a way people can really understand.

“I was honoured to have visited Auschwitz with Bishop’s Hatfield Girls’ School, and I’m sure that both the memories of that visit and 
this performance will help remind me how important it is to remember and learn.”

Tickets for the evening show will be £10 for adults and £5 for children and concessions.

To purchase tickets, contact Jonny Ball, from the Welwyn Hatfield Conservative Association, on 01707 262632 or email

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