Speaker Series: Holocaust Survivor
Holocaust survivor Eva Mozes Kor will be the featured speaker at a special program at Limestone College on Monday, March 19.
The lecture, entitled “State of Deception: The Power of Nazi Propaganda,” starts at 7:30 p.m. inside Fullerton Auditorium and admission is free. The public is invited to attend.
In addition, Limestone is now featuring two memorial displays on campus. Inside Fullerton Auditorium, a 16-poster Holocaust exhibit highlights the dangers and effects of propaganda. The exhibit was developed by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. On the front campus at Limestone, there is a memorial for victims of mass shootings as well as state and local victims of violence. The two memorials will be available for viewing through March 23.
“Both displays, as well as our upcoming speaker, are being offered in the hopes of raising awareness and generating conversations about current social concerns,” said Limestone Chaplain Reverend Ron Singleton.
On March 19, Kor will give her account of the Holocaust from a historical perspective, while also sharing a message of survival and forgiveness. In 1995, Kor chose to forgive the Nazis, saying they would no longer have power over her life. She describes forgiving the Nazis as an act of self-healing, self-liberation, and self-empowerment.
She is now a community leader, a champion of human rights, and tireless educator of young people. Kor travels across the United States and Europe to share her message, in addition to leading hundreds of people on a journey to Auschwitz each year. She is one of the few surviving twins still sharing her personal account of the medical experiments supervised by Nazi doctor Josef Mengele at Auschwitz.
Kor is one of 13 survivors featured in “New Dimensions in Testimony,” a new interactive technology created by the USC Shoah Foundation to preserve survivor testimonies. Her story is documented in the award-winning film “Forgiving Dr. Mengele” and the popular young adult book “Surviving the Angel of Death: The True Story of a Mengele Twin in Auschwitz.”
In 1995, Kor opened CANDLES Holocaust Museum and Education Center in Terre Haute, IN, with a mission to illuminate the world with hope, healing, respect, and responsibility through education about the Holocaust.