Valparaiso University Welcomes Holocaust Survivor to Share Journey to Forgiveness

WHAT: The Valparaiso International Center (VIC), in conjunction with the Valparaiso University College of Arts & Sciences, will host a presentation by Holocaust survivor Eva Kor.

The event is open to the public and free of charge. Pre-signed books and DVDs will be available for sale.

WHO: Eva Kor and her family, the only Jews in their small Romanian village, were abducted and transported to Auschwitz in 1944. Eva and her twin sister Miriam, then 10 years old, were separated from the rest of the family and subjected to medical experimentation by Nazi Doctor Josef Mengele. The two girls survived until liberation in January 1945, but their parents and older siblings perished.

After the war, Eva and Miriam eventually made their way to Israel, and Eva subsequently married an American and emigrated to Terre Haute, Indiana. There she established the Candles Holocaust Museum and Education Center. She has devoted her life to informing the world about the Holocaust through lectures and books. In 1995, as an act of self-healing, she chose to forgive her Nazi captors.

WHEN: Monday, Nov. 12, 2018, 6:30 p.m.

WHERE: Harre Union Ballroom, Valparaiso University

CONTACT: For more information about the Valparaiso International Center, an independent nonprofit organization, visit its website at valpovic.org. For information about Eva Kor and the Candles Holocaust Museum, go to candlesholocaustmuseum.org.