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Anne Frank's stepsister recounts the Holocaust

Posted at 9:17 AM, Mar 02, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-02 12:17:10-05

A holocaust survivor and stepsister of Anne Frank is in Las Vegas to share a movie about her life.

"No Asylum" is the painful story of Anne Frank's father who tried to escape with his family from the Nazis. Eva Schloss is part of the film.

With the memory of Auschwitz tattooed on her arm, Schloss travels the world sharing her story. Friday night she'll be at UNLV to screen the movie and answer questions.

"I do hope that whatever I say, I do influence a few people at least and I do hope those people will have the courage to speak up," said Schloss.

She sees scary similarities between our world today and the World War II era. When it comes to turning away refugees, it strikes a chord with her. Schloss was once a refugee herself.

"They're desperate to find another country to take them and help them out and the world is blind again to the suffering of those people," said Schloss.

She's spreading a message of hope and believes one thing is vital.

"I think the only way he can do that [is] through getting everybody, and I really mean everybody, a good education," said Schloss.

The event is at the Lied Library and starts Friday at 4:30 p.m.