School of Social Work
Eva Mozes Kor
Eva Mozes Kor is a survivor of the World War II Holocaust and a forgiveness advocate. Mrs. Kor is the author of Surviving the Angel of Death: The True Story of A Mengele Twin in Auschwitz. Mrs. Kor is noted public speaker and the founder of the CANDLES Holocaust museum in Terre Haute, Indiana.
Purchase Eva Kor's book, "Surviving The Angel of Death" here and support the CANDLES Holocaust Museum and Education Center
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The Triumph of the Human Spirit, from Auschwitz to Forgiveness
An Evening with Eva Kor
Holocaust and Mengele Twin Experiment Survivor
March 20, 2014
Pennington Biomedical Center
C.B. Pennington Auditorium
Admission is Free
Pre-Registration is Required As Seating is Limited
Presented by the LSU Life Course and Aging Center
LSU School of Social Work
Please note that there are 500 seats available on a first come, serve basis.
Doors will open at 6:00 PM. There will be an overflow area available
with standing room only and audio of Mrs. Kor's presentation.
Pre-registration is required to attend this event.
Please plan to join us for a very special evening with Eva Mozes Kor, survivor of the Holocaust, a forgiveness advocate, and author. Powered by a never-give-up attitude, Eva has emerged through a life filled with trauma as a brilliant example of the power of the human spirit to overcome. She is a community leader, a champion of human rights, and tireless educator of young people.
Eva Mozes was born in the tiny village of Portz, Romania, in 1934. The Mozes family enjoyed a comfortable if rustic living. Eva's father, Alexander Mozes, was a wealthy landowner and farmer. He and wife Jaffa had four girls: Edit, Aliz, and the twins Eva and Miriam. Through the first four years of Eva's education, she and Miriam attended a one-room schoolhouse. But the family lived under the specter of the Nazi takeover of Germany and the everyday experience of prejudice against the Jews.
When Eva and Miriam were six, their small village was occupied by a Hungarian Nazi armed guard. The Mozes family was the only Jewish family in the village. After being under occupation for four years, the Mozes family was transported to the regional ghetto in Simleu Silvaniei in 1944. Just a few weeks later, the family was loaded with other Jewish prisoners onto a cattle car and transported to the Auschwitz Nazi death camp.
Eva (l) and Miriam (r)
After a 70-hour ordeal without food or water, Eva and her family emerged from the packed cattle car onto the selection platform at Auschwitz. Eva believes that at 85 feet by 35 feet, no other strip of land in the world has seen as many families ripped apart as that selection platform. In the mass of people that poured out of the cattle car, Eva and Miriam gripped their mother's hands. Eva looked around and realized her father and two older sisters were gone. She never saw them again.
Soon after, the girls were ripped apart from their mother, whom they also never saw again. Eva and Miriam became part of a group of children who were used as human guinea pigs in genetic experiments under the direction of Dr. Josef Mengele. Approximately 1500 sets of twins - 3000 children - were abused and most died as a result of these experiments. Eva herself became deathly ill, but through sheer determination, she stayed alive and helped Miriam survive. Approximately 200 children were found alive by the Soviet Army at the liberation of the camp on January 27, 1945. The majority of the children were Mengele twins. Eva and Miriam Mozes were among them.
Fifty years after the liberation of Auschwitz, Eva returned to the site and stood where so many were tragically murdered. At her side was Dr. Hans Münch, a Nazi doctor who knew Dr. Mengele, but did not work with him in Auschwitz. Eva read Dr. Münch's signed witness statement to contradict those who denied the Holocaust. To the surprise of many, she then freed herself from her victim status and announced to the world that - in her name alone - she forgave the Nazis. An incredible weight of suffering was lifted and she felt strong. Offering her forgiveness healed Eva, but it did not mean she would forget and it did not change what happened.
Please join us on March 20th to learn more of Mrs. Kor's riveting story of forgiveness and healing in the wake of the unspeakable tragedies of the Holocaust .
You have a unique opportunity to meet a real Auschwitz survivor, so come and meet Eva Kor!
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