‘The ghost among us’: Anne Frank’s stepsister tells her story

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‘The ghost among us’: Anne Frank’s stepsister tells her story

On what would have been the diarist's 90th birthday, Eva Schloss shares her memories of cruelty, survival and miracles

Paul Ratner

Before the Gestapo came for Anne Frank, before her family was sent to Auschwitz, before she slipped into the eternal midnight of the six million murdered, her father gave her a diary for her 13th birthday.

You would expect it to be a chronicle of terror; instead it contains the quirky musings of a girl living through the Holocaust, while refusing to be defined by it.

“It’s really a family story,” says 90-year-old Eva Schloss, Anne’s childhood friend. “It allows people to learn a little bit, without the horror.”..

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