Kor to give students and the public a historical view on the Holocaust on February 23rd
The Elkhart Education Foundation (EEF), believes in the advancement of education including history and culture. The foundation is proud to partner with Elkhart Community Schools through the Elkhart Culture Series: Continuing the Conversation to host Holocaust Survivor Eva Kor. The 83 year-old survivor will speak to school students on her experience both from a personal and historical standpoint. In addition, she will be at The Lerner Theatre in downtown Elkhart on February 23 rd at 6:30 p.m. for a public presentation. The event is FREE and open to the public. Tickets are now available from The Lerner Theatre Box Office at (574) 293-4469.
Eva Mozes Kor, a Hungarian Jew, was 10 years old when she entered Auschwitz in 1944. Kor and her twin sister Miriam were subjected to medical experiments at Auschwitz under Dr. Josef Mengele. Though she suffered years of abuse, Kor is known for her remarkable gift of forgiveness to the Nazi doctors. Kor’s presentation will be about her incredible story of survival and forgiveness. Her story is documented in the award-winning film, Forgiving Dr. Mengele. Kor is known as an international hero for her story of endurance, faith and forgiveness.
“This visit from Eva Kor, a true defender of human rights, is an important part of the Speak Truth to Power curriculum we sponsor that is being implemented in our secondary schools. Hearing the stories first-hand from courageous people like Eva brings history to life for our students. They need to know that human and civil rights are not just an issue of the past, but a struggle for many around the world today”, says EEF Executive Director Ashley Molyneaux.