Eva Kor: From Auschwitz to Forgiveness

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When and Where:
Thursday, November 12, 2015 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
at Franklin College

Spurlock Center Gymnasium , 101 Branigin Blvd., Old Main 331, Franklin, Indiana 46131

Special Venue Instructions: Enter the campus via Branign Blvd. and proceed to the stop sign at Grizzly Drive and turn left. Faught Stadium will be on the right and the Hamilton Parking Lot will be on the left. Turn left onto the driveway which leads to the Hamilton lot. The Spurlock Center Gymnasium is on the east side of the parking lot. Access to the Spurlock Center Gymnasium made be made via the northwest or southwest doors.
Picture Credit:
CANDLES Holocaust Museum

Eva Kor


Event Description:

Holocaust survivor and forgiveness advocate Eva Mozes Kor will share her story and dreams for a better world.

Eva Kor is a survivor of the Holocaust and forgiveness advocate whose personal story of trauma is a brilliant example of the power of the human spirit to overcome even the unimaginable and to dream of a better world.

Eva Kor and her twin sister Miriam were born in Romania in 1934. When Eva and Miriam were six, their village was occupied by the Nazis and eventually the family was packed into a cattle car and transported to the Auschwitz. After 70 hours without food or water, Eva emerged onto the selection platform at Auschwitz where Eva realized her father and two older sisters were gone. Soon after, the girls were forcibly taken from their mother. Eva never saw her parents again. Eva and Miriam became part of Dr. Josef Mengele’s grotesque human experiments where approximately 1,500 sets of twins were abused and tortured. Eva and Miriam miraculously survived and in 1984 Eva founded CANDLES: Children of Auschwitz Nazi Deadly Lab Experiments Survivors.

Hear Eva’s powerful story during this presentation, Q&A session, and book and DVD signing of Echoes of Auschwitz (2000), Surviving the Angel of Death (2012), and Forgiving Dr. Mengele (DVD, 2006).

Walk-ins welcome. RSVPs still requested.

Presented by Franklin College, Clark Pleasant Library, Prince of Peace United Church of Christ, St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church, and St. Thomas Episcopal Church.

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