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Indiana History Center celebrates life of Eva Kor

Patty interviewed Auschwitz survivor Eva Kor in 2018.

You’ve probably followed the story of Auschwitz survivor Eva Kor, who lived in Terre Haute, Indiana, before her death in Krakow, Poland, in 2019. She was 85. She died just miles from the Auschwitz concentration camp, 75 years after first arriving there as a victim of torture under the Nazi regime.

At the time she died, she was leading an educational summer trip with the CANDLEs Holocaust Museum and Education Center located in Terre Haute.

In 2018, Great Day TV traveled to Terre Haute where Patty interviewed Eva. (See link below.)

To celebrate her life, The Indiana Historical Society is showing the exhibit “Eva Kor, from Auschwitz to Indiana,” at the Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center, 450 W. Ohio St. in downtown Indianapolis.

The exhibit tells the remarkable story of Eva Mozes Kor, who survived Auschwitz as a child and the experiments of Dr. Joseph Mengele, and grew up to be one of the most influential Holocaust educators and activists in the world. She ignited a global manhunt for Mengele, organized other survivors, and educated millions about what happened during the Holocaust and about her vision of empowerment and forgiveness.

Exploring how Kor’s life and legacy teach us about the horrors of the Holocaust, the realities of antisemitism and the power of an individual to make change, the exhibit includes never-before-seen artifacts and images, original film footage from award-winning documentarian Ted Green and several dynamic interactive elements, like a virtual reality experience that transports visitors to Auschwitz and includes Eva’s own voice recounting her experiences there.

The exhibit is open through January 2024. It is presented by the Herbert Simon Family Foundation, supported by the Old National Bank Foundation, OneAmerica, Robert & Toni Bader Charitable Foundation and Abrams EyeCare Associates, and is in partnership with WFYI and Ted Green Films.

Also on exhibit is “Dimensions in Testimony,” brought to IHS in partnership with CANDLES Holocaust Museum and Education Center.

“This groundbreaking project from USC Shoah Foundation enables people to ask questions that prompt real-time responses from pre-recorded interviews with Holocaust survivors and other witnesses to genocide — including Eva Kor,” according to the History Center. “It integrates advanced filming techniques, specialized display technologies and next-generation natural language processing to create an interactive biography — allowing conversational interactions with these eyewitnesses to history.”

To see Patty’s interview with Eva Kor, click here:


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