Academics

Lecture by Auschwitz survivor Eva Kor

Tickets for the October 21 event are sold-out;
a waiting list has been established

2013 Eva Kor

 

Date revised: October 15, 2013

MILWAUKEE – Wisconsin Lutheran College welcomes Eva Mozes Kor to campus on October 21. She will discuss "The Triumph of the Human Spirit, from Auschwitz to Forgiveness."

Eva Kor and her twin sister, Miriam, were taken to Auschwitz at about the age of 10, where they caught the eye of Dr. Josef Mengele, the infamous Nazi Eugenicist and head camp doctor. Mengele made sure that twins were taken to his hospital block of the camp when they arrived at Auschwitz because he hoped to unlock the secrets of genetically engineering the master race by studying the traits of twins. Kor and her sister endured and somehow survived the medical experimentation and torture he subjected them to. Of course Auschwitz was a cruel and horrible place for all, but it was especially horrific for Mengele's victims.

Kor is now one of only a handful of living "Mengele Twins," and she runs a foundation and the Candles Holocaust Museum. She also is a strong advocate of forgiveness as a path to healing. During her lecture, Kor will describe her experiences at Auschwitz, how she survived, and how she has discovered healing through forgiveness (though never forgetting).

Kor is a revered public speaker who tours the country regularly telling her story. She has been featured in numerous books and films, including a film focused entirely on her life titled Forgiving Dr. Mengele. 

Students, faculty, staff, and the public are invited to hear Kor speak at 7 p.m. in the Center for Arts & Performance Schwan Concert Hall, 8815 W. Wisconsin Avenue, on Monday, October 21.

Free tickets are required for the lecture. All tickets have been claimed. Contact the Box Office to be put on a waiting list: 414.443.8802.

The lecture will be followed by a question-and-answer session plus a book signing and light refreshments. Kor will sign books or DVDs purchased at the October 21 event.

The event is being sponsored by Wisconsin Lutheran College's Academic Co-Curricular Committee, the Honors Program, the Office of the Provost, and the History Department. Wisconsin Lutheran College is an independent Christian college in Milwaukee that is recognized for its academic excellence and Christian leadership tenets.