Funeral, 2 memorials set for Holocaust survivor Eva Kor


FILE – In this April 21, 2015, file photo, Auschwitz survivor Eva Kor sits in a courtroom in Lueneburg, northern Germany. Kor, who championed forgiveness even for those who carried out the Holocaust atrocities, died Thursday morning, July 4, 2019, in Krakow, Poland, during an annual museum trip. She was 85. (Julian Stratenschulte/Pool Photo via AP, File)

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — The public is being encouraged to attend one of two memorial services for Holocaust survivor Eva Kor, who championed forgiveness even for those who carried out the Holocaust’s atrocities.

Eva Kor died last week at age 85 in Poland during an overseas trip for the Terre Haute, Indiana, museum she founded called the CANDLES Holocaust Museum and Education Center.

Her funeral will be Sunday at Terre Haute’s DeBaun Funeral Home, which has limited seating.

The CANDLES museum is encouraging the public to attend either an Aug. 4 memorial at Indiana State University in Terre Haute or an Aug. 18 memorial at Butler University in Indianapolis.

Kor was a Jewish native of Romania. Most of her family was killed at the Auschwitz concentration camp, but she and her twin sister survived.

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(This story was originally published on July 9, 2019)

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