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Fri April 5, 2013
Eva Kor, Holocaust Survivor, on Access Utah Monday
Eva Kor is a Holocaust survivor and victim of Dr. Josef Mengele’s medical experiments on twins at Auschwitz. Mengele was given the name “Angel of Death,” because of his position as a SS physician in charge of selecting which new prisoners of the camp would be killed or selected for forced labor. Kor and her sister launched a search for other twins who survived Mengele’s experiments and located 122 individual survivors. She founded C.A.N.D.L.E.S. Holocaust museum in Indiana.
In 1995, she made headlines for issuing a personal “Declaration of Amnesty” to those individuals responsible for the Holocaust. Her act of forgiveness inspired some and angered others. Eva Kor will give a talk on forgiveness titled “Encountering Dr. Mengele” on April 11 at Utah State University (6:30 p.m. Old Main 225) as a part of a symposium series on the Holocaust presented by the USU Religious Studies Program. She joins Tom Williams for the hour on Monday’s Access Utah.