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Valorie Coleman
Public Relations Director
College of the Ozarks
Point Lookout, MO 65726
Office: (417) 690-2212

Date: August 27, 2014


By: Katie Linson

On September 17, College of the Ozarks will host Holocaust survivor, forgiveness advocate and public speaker Eva Mozes Kor at 7 p.m., in the Jones Auditorium. Kor has risen above many obstacles and will speak about her traumatic and inspiring experiences surviving the Holocaust.

In 1944, Kor, along with her mother, father and four sisters were loaded into a cattle car packed with other Jewish prisoners and transported to the Auschwitz death camp. At just 10 years old, Kor and her twin sister, Miriam, were separated from their family. Under the direction of Dr. Josef Mengele, the sisters were used as human guinea pigs in genetic experiments.

Over thousands of twins were abused as a result of these experiments and most died. Kor became extremely ill during this time, but through determination she fought to stay alive and help her sister survive.

After overcoming a childhood of trauma, Kor opened CANDLES Holocaust Museum and Education Center in Terree Haute, Indiana in 1995, with the mission to prevent prejudice and hatred though education about the Holocaust.

This convocation is free and open to the public. Students receive priority seating; remaining seats are available to the public. For more information, please contact the Public Relations office at (417) 690-2212 or e-mail  


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