Anne Frank’s step-sister and Holocaust survivor Eva Schloss claims photos of the Soviet liberation of Auschwitz are FAKE because soldiers hadn’t brought cameras and were taken at other camps
Monica Greep – Mail Online Jan 27, 2020
A Holocaust survivor has claimed that photos showing the liberation of Auschwitz aren’t real, because none were taken at the Nazi-occupied concentration camp.
Anne Frank’s step-sister Eva Schloss, 90, who was sent to the notorious camp in Nazi-occupied Poland at the age of 15, appeared on Good Morning Britain today to discuss the 75th anniversary of its liberation.
Eva was 23-years-old when her mother Fritzi married Otto Frank, making her the posthumous stepsister to Anne Frank, who had died eight years earlier in the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp in 1945.
She spent eight months at Auschwitz before the camp was liberated, and avoided being taken on a death march by the Nazis who fled with prisoners to try to cover up their crimes, because she and her mother overslept and were left behind.
However, the survivor has alleged that pictures of Soviet Red Army liberating the camp are fake, because Russian soldiers hadn’t brought cameras, and says there was a heavy snowfall at Auschwitz at the time, which isn’t shown in pictures.
She claimed that the photos, which apparently show the liberation, were in fact taken at other camps, but she didn’t give an explain her theory further in the interview.
She said: ‘It wasn’t just Auschwitz , they liberated all the camps in [Nazi-occupied] Poland and that is really not known.
‘Another thing I wanted to point out, there are many pictures about the Russians liberating Auschwitz and there’s never any snow.
‘The snow was honestly that high, I was at the Russian embassy once and I said “Something puzzles me, those photos are fake”.
‘They said, “Well yes, they are not fakes”, but when the army came they didn’t have cameras they didn’t take photographs
‘Only much later they took pictures, you see now, but this is definitely not in Auschwitz and not the liberation of Auschwitz.’
It is estimated that 1.3 million people were sent to Auschwitz, and 1.1 million died there including 960,000 Jews, 74,000 non-Jewish Poles, 21,000 Roma people, 15,000 Soviet prisoners of war, and up to 15,000 other Europeans.