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236 Pages
Publication date: November 2016
Imprint: Benevento
Eva Mozes Kor

The Power of Forgiveness

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Eva Mozes Kor, who had survived the holocaust as a young child, passed away on July 4th, 2019, during her yearly trip with students to Auschwitz. But Eva’s legacy will remain and so will this book in which Eva shares her life-changing message.
Eva Mozes Kor experienced the horrors of the Nazi regime first hand in Auschwitz, but what is even more remarkable is how she has come to terms with this. »Forgive and heal« are the words of advice that she passed on at every opportunity.
She was just ten years old when she was sent to Auschwitz. While her parents and two older sisters were murdered there, she and her twin sister Miriam were subjected to medical experiments at the hands of Dr. Josef Mengele. Later on, when Miriam fell ill due to the long-term effects of the experiments she had endured, Eva embarked on a search for their torturers.
But what she discovered was the remedy for her troubled soul: she was able to forgive them. This kind of forgiveness is not an act of self-denial. It actively releases people from trauma, allowing them to escape from the grip of their former tormentors, cast off the role of victim and begin the struggle »against forgetting« in earnest.


»She dedicated herself decades later to telling of the Holocaust horrors spawned by religious and racial hatred, while preaching the power of forgiveness as a means of healing from devastating trauma.«
New York Times

»We hope Eva’s story continues to change the lives of those who hear it for many years to come.«

»For Kor, forgiveness and the healing that she is convinced it brings about have become the driving forces in her life«
Die Welt

»Eva Kor is determined not to think of herself as a victim for the rest of her life, and also not to be viewed as one by society. Because anyone who insists on living their whole life as a victim will take the hatred and pain with them to their grave.«
Berliner Zeitung

»Eva Mozes Kor’s message is forgiveness«
Süddeutsche Zeitung


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Eva Mozes Kor

Eva Mozes Kor was born in 1934 in Portz in the Transylvania region of Romania. After surviving Auschwitz, she moved to the US and lived in Terre Haute, Indiana, where she ran the CANDLES Holocaust Museum and Education Center. In 2009 her YA book Surviving the Angel of Death became an international bestseller. Eva died on July 4th, 2019 in Poland during her annual visit with students to Auschwitz.