CORVALLIS, Ore. -Holocaust survivor Eva Mozes Kor will speak at Oregon State University in Corvallis and in Portland as part of the university's 30th annual observance of Holocaust Memorial Week May 1-6.
Kor, a Rumanian Jew, and her family were transported to Auschwitz in 1944, and her parents and two older sisters were killed in the camp. Kor and her sister Miriam were spared because they were twins. They were turned over to Joseph Mengele, the notorious Nazi doctor, who performed experiments on them and other twins.
After the war ended, Kor spent time in Israel and later immigrated to the U.S., where she settled in Terre Haute, Indiana. In 1984, she founded the organization CANDLES, or Children of Auschwitz Nazi Deadly Lab Experiments Survivors, and located 122 other living survivors of the Mengele twin experiments.
She will present the talk "The Triumph of the Human Spirit: From Auschwitz to Forgiveness" at events in Corvallis and Portland. She will speak at 4 p.m. Sunday, May 1, at Congregation Beth Israel, 1972 N.W. Flanders, Portland; and at 7:30 p.m. Monday, May 2, in the Austin Auditorium at the LaSells Stewart Center, 875 S.W. 26th St., Corvallis.
Holocaust Memorial Week is presented by the School of History, Philosophy and Religion in OSU's College of Liberal Arts. All events are free and open to the public. The program will include a theme of genocide and a focus on human rights.
Other Holocaust Memorial Week events are:
For more information about the events, visit holocaust.oregonstate.edu.
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Natalia Bueno, 541-737-8560, Natalia.Bueno@oregonstate.edu