Event Details
September 8th, 2011 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Moore Auditorium
North Building, Medical School Campus

Eva Mozes Kor is a survivor of the Shoah (Holocaust) and a revered public speaker. Powered by a never-give-up attitude, Eva has emerged through a life filled with trauma as a brilliant example of the power of the human spirit to overcome. She is a community leader, a champion of human rights, and a tireless educator of young people.

Eva Mozes was born in the tiny village of Portz, Romania, in 1934. Eva’s father, Alexander Mozes, was a wealthy landowner and farmer. He and wife Jaffa had four girls: Edit, Aliz and the twins Eva and Miriam. At age six Eva and her family were transported to the Auschwitz Nazi death camp. The twins were ripped from their family, whom they never saw again and became part of a group of children who were used as human guinea pigs in genetic experiments under the direction of Dr. Josef Mengele. Approximately 1500 sets of twins were the victims of Mengele. Approximately 200 children were found alive by the Soviet Army at the liberation of the camp on Jan. 27, 1945. Eva and Miriam Mozes were among them. Eva spent the next 10 years in Israel where she met Michael Kor, also a survivor and American citizen. The couple were married in Tel Aviv and moved to the United States. Eva became a US citizen in 1965.

In 1984 Eva founded CANDLES, Children of Auschwitz Nazi Deadly Lab Experiments Survivors. The acronym CANDLES was chosen because Eva wanted to shed some light on the hidden and dark chapter of the Holocaust. Eva has been featured in numerous television specials and publications and has received many diverse honors. Some of these include Honorary Doctorate from St. Mary of the Woods College, Regional Emmy Award as co-producer of the video “CANDLES” and News Woman of the Year, Israeli Press.