New Holocaust exhibit features a virtual Eva Mozes Kor

Brittani Logsdon (right, standing), administrative coordinator for the CANDLES Holocaust Museum in Terre Haute, Ind., shows a group of visitors how a new interactive exhibit featuring Eva Mozes Kor works, March 10, 2019. (Tribune-Star Photo/Austen Leake)
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TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHR) - A new exhibit in Terre Haute will preserve Eva Mozes Kor and her story for generations to come thanks to a new interactive exhibit.

Kor's CANDLES Holocaust Museum and Education Center unveiled the "Dimensions in Testimony" theater exhibit Sunday. Visitors can just ask a question and she'll answer it via high definition video, according to our partners at the Tribune-Star.

The exhibit is a partnership between CANDLES and the Shoah Foundation at the University of Southern California. It's been in the works for three and a half years.

Eva Mozes Kor hologram exhibit
Brian Bellinger smiles as the Eva Mozes Kor interactive exhibit at the CANDLES Holocaust Museum, which Kor founded, sings a song on request Sunday, March 10, 2019. (Tribune-Star Photo/Austen Leake)

It works by using a searchable database of interviews with Kor and 11 other Holocaust survivors, and is the first of its kind in the world, according to CANDLES and Shoah staff.

Kor, now 85, was 10 when she lost her parents in a Nazi extermination camp and she and her twin sister, Miriam, were subjected to experiments at Auschwitz at the hands of Dr. Joseph Mengele.

Historian Pattie Gray of Carmel and her husband plan to travel to Poland with Kor this summer and made the trip to Terre Haute Sunday to gain new insight prior to the journey.

“I just wanted her to keep talking and talking and talking,” Gray told the Tribune-Star after sampling the exhibit. “It’s just really exiting.”

Click here to read more about the exhibit.