WILLISTON, N.D. - On behalf of the President, WSC Foundation, the Arts and Human Sciences Department and Student Life, WSC is honored to welcome Holocaust survivor Eva Kor to campus on Wednesday, November 2nd at 7 p.m. This event is free and open to the public.
Kor is a renowned forgiveness advocate and a revered public speaker.
In 1944, Eva and her family were forced into a cattle car packed with other Jewish prisoners and transported to the Auschwitz concentration camp. Eva and her twin sister Miriam were ten years old.
At Auschwitz, the girls were torn from their mother, father, and two older sisters, never to see any of them again. Eva and Miriam became part of a group of children used as human guinea pigs in genetic experiments under the direction of the now-infamous Dr. Josef Mengele.
A year later, the Soviet Army liberated the camp and found approximately 200 children alive. The majority of the children were Mengele twins. Eva and Miriam Mozes were among them.
Powered by a never-give-up attitude, Eva has emerged from 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 a tireless educator of young people.
Eva has delivered her message all over the world, including several times in Germany, Israel, and Poland. She was a featured speaker at the 10th anniversary of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission in South Africa. She leads an annual tour of the Auschwitz concentration camp in Poland.
Eva's story is documented in the award-winning film, Forgiving Dr. Mengele, and the popular young adult book, Surviving the Angel of Death: The Story of a Mengele Twin in Auschwitz. Eva is an advocate for genocide prevention, having organized and participated in multiple projects dedicated to ending the genocide in Darfur and remembering the Rwandan genocide.
In 1995, Eva opened CANDLES Holocaust Museum and Education Center in Terre Haute, Indiana. Its mission is to shine a light on the story of the Holocaust and Eva Kor to illuminate the world with hope, healing, respect, and responsibility.
WSC is honored to host Eva as she shares her incredible message with the public! Please save the date and join WSC in The Well.
For more information on WSC, please visit www.willistonstate.edu, call 1.888.863.9455 or stop by 1410 University Avenue, Williston, ND.
****The famous "liberation photo" taken by the Soviet Army after liberation. Eva and Miriam Mozes are in the front row, holding hands. Eva is in the middle and Miriam is on the right (Eva's left).