The Power of Forgiveness



Eva Mozes Kor


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236 pages

EvaMozes Kor, who had survived the holocaust as a young child, passed away on July 4th, 2019, during her yearly trip with students to Auschwitz. But Eva’s legacy will remain and so will this book in which Eva shares her life-changing message.

Eva Mozes Kor experienced the horrors of the Nazi regime first hand in Auschwitz, but what is even more remarkable is how she has come to terms with this. »Forgive and heal« are the words of advice that she passed on at every opportunity. She was just ten years old when she was sent to Auschwitz. While her parents and two older sisters were murdered there, she and her twin sister Miriam were subjected to medical experiments at the hands of Dr. Josef Mengele.

Later on, when Miriam fell ill due to the long term effects of the experiments she had endured, Eva embarked on a search for their torturers. But what she discovered was the remedy for her troubled soul: she was able to forgive them. This kind of forgiveness is not an act of self-denial. It actively releases people from trauma, allowing them to escape from the grip of their former tormentors, cast off the role of victim and begin the struggle »against forgetting« in earnest.

Eva Mozes Kor

Eva Mozes Kor was born in 1934 in Portz in the Transylvania region of Romania. After surviving Auschwitz, she moved to the US and lived in Terre Haute, Indiana, where she ran the CANDLES Holocaust Museum and Education Center. In 2009 her YA book Survivingthe Angel of Death became an international bestseller. Eva died on July 4th, 2019 in Poland during her annual visit with students to Auschwitz.
Agence Schweiger

Agence Schweiger