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Holocaust Survivor Brings Message of Forgiveness to Randolph

Eva Kor survived shocking twin experiments

3/19/2008 4:37:45 PM


LYNCHBURG – Eva Mozes Kor will bring her shocking story of survival and forgiveness to Randolph College on March 31 at 7:30 p.m. in Houston Memorial Chapel when she speaks about her experiences as a “Mengele Twin” during the Holocaust.

Kor and her twin sister Miriam lost most members of their extended family to the Holocaust and were themselves victims of Nazi doctor Josef Mengele’s cruel genetic experiments on twins.

Kor, known internationally for her metamorphosis from embittered survivor to tireless advocate for reconciliation, is featured in the documentary, “Forgiving Dr. Mengele.” Randolph College will host a screening and discussion of the documentary on March 30 at 3 p.m. in Smith Memorial Building.

At the age of ten, Kor and her sister were taken to Auschwitz where Dr Josef Mengele used them for medical experiments. Both survived, but Miriam died in 1993 when she developed cancer of the bladder as a consequence of the experiments done to her as a child. Eva Kor has since spoken explicitly about her experiences at Auschwitz and founded The C.A.N.D.L.E.S Holocaust museum in Indiana where she now lives. In 2003 the museum was destroyed in an arson attack, believed to be by white supremacists.

In 1995, Eva Kor announced that she had forgiven the Nazis and is featured in The Forgiveness Project, a charitable organization which explores forgiveness, reconciliation and conflict resolution through real-life human experience.

The events are sponsored by Randolph College and the Holocaust Education Foundation of Central Virginia.

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CONTACT: Brenda Edson, Director of College Relations