Rockland County’s Letchworth Village was the scene of the story that earned Geraldo Rivera national fame, as he uncovered poor living conditions there and at Staten Island’s Willowbrook facility. This weekend Geraldo Rivera will be back in the county with a different journalistic motive.
He will interview Anne Frank’s stepsister Eva Schloss at 5 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 26 at the historic Lafayette Theater in Suffern, N.Y. The event, titled “An Historic Evening: An Intimate Conversation with Anne Frank’s Stepsister,” is sponsored by Chabad of Suffern, and all proceeds will go toward the organization’s Teen Holocaust Studies Initiative.
Ms. Schloss, a Holocaust survivor, is a trustee of the Anne Frank Educational Trust and has authored multiple books on her personal life experiences. On Oct. 26, Ms. Schloss will discuss memories of her childhood and the events leading up to and through the Holocaust.
Rivera will ask Ms. Schloss about her life experiences, and will entertain a Q&A after the program. Anne Frank’s diary is one of the most universally read pieces of literature detailing the holocaust in Germany and surrounding countries during World War II.
For more information, call 845-368-1889 or visit www.jewishsuffern.com