Wednesday, April 04, 2007
We Must Never Forget
In Dallas, at the First Methodist Church, we happened to be in the right place at the right time to see an amazing play, AND THEN THEY CAME FOR ME. I will never forget this retelling of Anne Frank's story, updated by the actual video footage of her first boyfriend as an adult, and the stepsister she never knew she had, the daughter of the woman Otto Frank married following the death of her mother and sister, Margot. That woman's name is Eva Schloss. Below is a picture of Eva Schloss. After the play was over, she spent an hour telling about her experiences in the Holocaust, and her life after that. I found it profound to learn she couldn't believe in any God for many, many years, and that it was through the birth of her daughter years later that she realized there was even the possiblity of a God. It was incredibly powerful to hear her story. So many people think that Anne Frank's story is THE story of hiding and being in a concentration camp, but (thankfully) many others lived to tell their own stories. We are so grateful that we could have this moving experience of watching the play and meeting a survivor all these years later. For further information about Eva Schloss and her life, search online.