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Gov. Holcomb declares 'Eva Education Day' to honor Holocaust survivor, educator

Hoosiers will honor the life of Eva Mozes Kor on the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz.
Eva Mozes Kor (WTHR photo)

INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) - Hoosiers will honor the life of Eva Mozes Kor on the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz.

Governor Eric Holcomb declared January 27, 2020 as "Eva Education Day" in Indiana on Monday. Kor and her twin sister, Miriam, were experimented on at the concentration camp by Nazi doctor Josef Mengele.

Kor, who died this past July 4, dedicated most of her life to educating others about Mengele's experiments. After marrying another survivor, she moved from Tel Aviv, Israel, to Terre Haute, Indiana.

Her life was honored in a documentary "Eva: A-7063" by WFYI-TV and Ted Green Films. The award-winning film is included in the Eva Educational Toolkit that is distributed to every middle school and high school in the state.

"Knowing that my mother dedicated her life to educating young people about the Holocaust and her life lessons, I know that she would be very proud and is smiling from above," Kor's son Dr. Alex Kor said in a release from WFYI. "The fact that every middle and high school student in our state will be able to watch the documentary, read the book and learn from the educational toolkit is amazing."

You can learn more about Eva Mozes Kor's life and legacy at TheStoryofEva.com.