Auschwitz survivor Eva Kor talks about the power of photo colorization

Eva Mozes Kor (born January 31, 1934) is a Holocaust survivor. Along with her twin sister Miriam, Kor was subjected to human experimentation under Josef Mengele at the Auschwitz concentration camp during World War 2. She lost both of her parents and two older sisters to the Holocaust; only she and Miriam survived. Kor founded the organization CANDLES (an acronym for “Children of Auschwitz Nazi Deadly Lab Experiments Survivors”) in 1984. Through the program, she has located 122 other survivors of Mengele. In 1984, Kor founded CANDLES Holocaust Museum and Education Center to educate the public about eugenics, the Holocaust, and the power of forgiveness. Kor received international attention when she publicly forgave the Nazis for what had been done to her. This story was later explored in the documentary Forgiving Dr. Mengele. She has authored or co-authored 6 books, and has taken part in numerous memorial services and projects.

3 thoughts on “Auschwitz survivor Eva Kor talks about the power of photo colorization

  1. Those of us who lived when Aushwitz was in full operation deeply regret that when we ask an under-thirty what he knows about that nazi abomination they are likely to say “Aush – -what?”. As a lifelong history teacher I sometimes feel that I taught in vain. My wife worked in Kitchener ON, formerly BERLIN, an area with many people of German descent. She was appalled on our remembrance day, November 11 when many Canadians observe two minutes silence except for places with a significant German population. The German-Canadians like to pretend that they never lost two major wars in half a century.

  2. i saw that documentary that Eva made and an interview she did. The tears just gushed and continue to not because only of those experiences by the survivors but that HUMANS can do this to each other.
    thank you for this project
    least we forget

  3. This period of history is infinitely interesting. I read everything I can and watch many documentaries on it. Mrs. Kor is well known to me because of this. She bravely tells her story and found forgiveness for her abusers and captors because to do less would not only hurt her but humanity. I am so glad to have found this blog. ❤

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