Holocaust Survivor to Speak at the University of Central Missouri on Friday
Holocaust survivor, Eva Mozes Kor, will bring her message of forgiveness in the face of cruelty and evil to the University of Central Missouri in a free, public presentation at noon Friday, October 28, in Elliott Union 236.
According to a press release from UCM, she is a renowned public speaker and author, Kor and her twin sister, Miriam, were the only members of their family to survive the horrors of Auschwitz and genetic experimentation of Dr. Josef Mengele in 1944-45. Eva has become a champion of human rights and an educator of young people about the power of forgiveness.
In 1995 she founded the CANDLES Holocaust Museum and Education Center in Terre Haute, Ind., which honors the lives of the twin victims of medical experimentation at Auschwitz by telling their stories to educate the world. Destroyed by arson in 2003, CANDLES was rebuilt with the help of a generous public outpouring of support and reopened in 2005.
Kor has delivered her message in locations around the world, including Germany, Poland and Israel. She was the featured speaker at the 10th anniversary of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission in South Africa, and her story has been documented in the award-winning film Forgiving Dr. Mengele and the young adult book Surviving the Angel of Death: The True Story of a Mengele Twin at Auschwitz.”
Kor will sign copies of her book, “Surviving the Angel of Death,” following her presentation. The books may be purchased on site.