Eva Kor: A Context for Forgiveness
Film Screening and Discussion
February 27 | 1:00 PM
At the age of 10, Eva Mozes Kor fought through the worst the Holocaust had to offer – being experimented on as one of “Mengele’ s twins” at Auschwitz. At 50, she helped launch the biggest manhunt in history. Now 84, after decades of pain and anger, she travels the world to promote what her life journey has taught: Hope. Healing. Humanity.
The Story of Eva is a 60 min. documentary that captures this remarkable woman’s legacy and shows the power for good a dedicated person can have. It will serve as a tool for discussing difficult history, discovering shared values and encouraging peace and kindness. Watch the 60 minute documentary, followed by a facilitated discussion with Fred Whittaker, a teacher of science and religion at St. Francis of Assisi School in Louisville, Kentucky. He has taught Holocaust courses for 17 years. He received training and seminars at Yad Vashem in Israel, The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington D.C. and The Ant-Defamation League’s Bearing Witness Program. For the past 13 years, together with students, he has been working on passing legislation that would mandate Holocaust education in Kentucky schools. That legislation, The Ernie Marx, Ann Klein and Fred Gross Holocaust Education Act, was passed last year. He teaches groups of all ages about the Holocaust and engages teachers in pedagogical explorations. He also travels with groups of all ages to the Holocaust Memorial in Washington D.C.
This program is free, but registration is required. Click here to register.