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Saturday, November 14
Presentation: “Surviving the Angel of Death” by Eva Mozes Kor, Holocaust survivor, founding director of CANDLES Holocaust Museum and Education Center
Saturday, November 14 at 1:00 p.m. at CANDLES Holocaust Museum and Education Center, 1532 South Third Street, Terre Haute. Admission: $5
Eva Mozes Kor is a survivor of the Holocaust and a forgiveness advocate. When she was 10 years old, she and her family were loaded onto a crowded cattle car and transported to Auschwitz death camp. Eva and her twin sister, Miriam, became part of a group of children used as human guinea pigs in genetic experiments under the direction of Dr. Josef Mengele. Approximately 1,500 sets of twins—3,000 children—were abused, and most died as a result of these experiments. Eva herself became deathly ill, but through sheer determination, she stayed alive and helped her sister survive. In 1995 Eva founded CANDLES Holocaust Museum and Education Center in Terre Haute. For 20 years the museum has been educating visitors about the Holocaust and other mass atrocities, and working to build a community of critical thinkers who will illuminate the world with hope, healing, respect, and responsibility.
Film and Discussion: Ghosts of Rwanda, with discussion by Brendan Corcoran, ISU Associate Professor of English
Saturday, November 14 at 4:00-6:30 p.m. at CANDLES Holocaust Museum and Education Center, 1532 South Third Street, Terre Haute
Ghosts of Rwanda, a special two-hour documentary to mark the 10th anniversary of the Rwandan genocide, examines the social, political, and diplomatic failures that converged to enable the genocide to occur. Through interviews with key government officials, diplomats, soldiers, and survivors of the slaughter, Ghosts of Rwanda presents groundbreaking, first-hand accounts of the genocide from those who lived it: the diplomats on the scene who thought they were building peace only to see their colleagues murdered; the Tutsi survivors who recount the horror of seeing their friends and family slaughtered by Hutu friends and co-workers; and the U.N. peacekeepers in Rwanda who were ordered not to intervene in the massacre happening all around them.
An open discussion with Professor Corcoran will follow the film.