Eva's Story

Eva's Story

A Survivor's Tale

Book - 1988
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Eva endured humiliation, hard labor, disease, the terrifying sight of death all around her, and the constant fear that she or her mother might be selected--either for the gas chamber or, perhaps worse, for the inhuman experiments performed by Dr. Mengele. Photographs.
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 1988
Edition: 1st U.S. ed
ISBN: 9780312029135
0312029136
Characteristics: 224 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. ; 22 cm
Additional Contributors: Kent, Evelyn Julia

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cindyzhang1
Aug 30, 2016

Great memoir about the Holocaust.

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xzhang17
Aug 22, 2015

Eva Schloss narrates a riveting tale of her experiences as a survivor of the Holocaust. Although I was already aware of the ending of Eva’s Story from history class, I still couldn’t put down her memoir until I finished reading the last word. This book will continue to astound and captivate future generations of readers and historians alike.

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DorisWaggoner
Dec 05, 2014

Eva's childhood in Amsterdam--across the plaza from Anne Frank, who Eva didn't really know, but thought was much more sophisticated--ended when her family went into hiding, then were soon captured by the Nazis and sent to concentration camps. She was aware of Otto Frank, whose path she and her mother crossed occasionally during their years in the camps, but he seemed unaware of them. Eva and her mother survived Auschwitz together, and ultimately returned to the same apartment in Amsterdam. There Otto Frank also returned, to learn that he was the only one of his family to survive. Eva married, and with her mother the family moved to England to raise their children. Otto visited them often, and in the 1950s, having become close friends, and feeling like a grandfather to Eva's children, he married Eva's mother. Thus she became, posthumously, stepsister to Anne Frank. While she writes with the help of an English friend, very matter of factly of what happened to her during her life, this book does not have any of the punch or emotion of "The Diary of Anne Frank." I gave it the number of stars I did only because it fills in some of the details of Anne's life.

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cindyzhang1
Aug 30, 2016

Eva has to survive hiding in a tiny cramped apartment room and her family's deportation to Auschwitz.

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xzhang17
Aug 22, 2015

After a carefree childhood, the stark contrast of hiding in tiny cramped apartment rooms to escape the detection of the Gestapo is shocking. Just when Eva’s family thought the situation couldn’t get any worse, they are betrayed by a landlord to Dutch Nazis. Eventually ending up in Auschwitz, Eva’s Story tells of her struggle to survive starvation, disease, and degradation.

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xzhang17
Aug 24, 2015

xzhang17 thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

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