Oct 2019 – October sees Martha launching the publication of the book ‘Pondering in the Dark’ , a trilingual collection of poems and paintings by Heinz Geiringer (Vienna, 1926- Ebensee, 1945), created whilst in hiding in The Netherlands.

The philosophical, ominous and at times humorous poems reflect Heinz’ inner life as he struggled to find any sense in the senseless world surrouding him. The poems are originally written in Dutch and translated in German by Miriam van Santen and in English by Sheila Gogol.

The collection is published as a present for the 90th birthday of the sister of Heinz Geiranger, Eva Schloss. “

“Gepeins in het Donker | Pondering in the Dark|Grübeln im Dunkeln”. €29,99. 196 pages, 430 grams, 16 colour pages. Hard cover. Printed by Wilco Art Books in The Netherlands for Rose Rebel Publications. Shipping wordwide. You can order the book on: . http://www.evasmission.comAll proceedings will help us to complete the film.


Over the last months we have secretly been working on a suprrise on the occasion of the 90th birthday of Eva Schloss: the publication of the poems and the paintings of her beloved brother Heinz.

Thanks to support of many many people and organizations, including the Anne Frank Fonds in Basel, the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam, the Anne Frank Trust in London and the Anne Frank Center for Mutual Understanding in New York as well as the Resistance Museum Amsterdam and the South Africa Holocaust Council and the National Holocaust Museum in the UK.

The book includes a PREFACE by Eva’s daughter, Jacky Schloss and an INTRODUCTION exploring the life and the themes of the work of Heinz Geiringer by Dr. Marth C.E. Van DEr BLy.

Eva had no idea, and was both suprised and very moved saying it was the best birthday present she has ever had! The book also includes the beautiful oil paintings of Heinz.

We aim to disperse the beautiful and moving work of Heinz Geiringer as much as possible. Never again! Should you wish to include the translated poems for educational purposes or otherwise, you are more then welcome to do so! Please email Rose Rebel Publications on:

‘Pondering in the Dark’ in on-line available on