Reading of ‘My Brother’s Gift’ by Claudia Haas

From the writing and Memories of Eva Geiringer Schloss and the Poetry and Paintings of Heinz Geiringer.

Anne Frank left a diary. Heinz Geiringer left 30 paintings and a book of poetry. Margot Frank and Heinz Geiringer were neighbors in Amsterdam who were both called up to labor camps on the same day. Within weeks of each other both the Frank Family and the Geiringers went into hiding for 2 years. Both families were betrayed in 1944 and sent to Auschwitz. While in hiding, Heinz Geiringer (age 16-18) studied, wrote poetry, and taught himself to paint. His sister Eva noted, “Heinz had inner resources. He looked at his time in hiding as a gift – the gift of time to learn and create.” The play is an exploration of how one teenager coped with unthinkable times using the power of art.

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