In 1944, at the age of ten, Eva Mozes, along with her family of Rumanian Jews, was taken to Auschwitz. Her parents and two sisters perished there. She and her twin sister Miriam were spared, but only because they were used for experiments by Dr. Josef Mengele, the most notorious of the Nazi doctors. After spending the 1950's in Israel, Eva immigrated to the U.S. For many years, she has lived in Terre Haute, Indiana. In 1984, she organized a foundation called CANDLES, which tracked the survivors of Mengele’s experiments, and in 1995 she established a Holocaust museum in Terre Haute, to provide and promote Holocaust education. Mozes Kor is also well known for her work on peace and forgiveness; she has personally forgiven the Nazis, even Mengele, for what they did to her during World War II. She has co-authored three books (one of them primarily for children) about her experiences during the war, and has also made a DVD on forgiveness.
In her public talks at Congregation Beth Israel and at OSU, Eva Kor will discuss surviving Auschwitz and Mengele, the importance of Holocaust education, and the value of forgiveness in reducing hatred and mass violence. At the close of both events, she will sign copies of her books and her DVD.
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