Forgiving Dr. Mengele

Forgiving Dr. Mengele

Directed by Bob Hercules and Cheri Pugh, this documentary tells the story of a remarkable woman and her belief in spiritual release through the power of forgiveness. A survivor of the Holocaust, Eva Mozes Kor has more to forgive than most.

Eva and her sister Miriam were transported to Auschwitz-Birkenau in 1944, at the age of ten. Because they were twins, they were selected for medical experiments by the notorious Dr Josef Mengele.

Somehow, the twins survived the experience. After the war, Eva returned to Romania before migrating to Israel, where she served in the army for ten years before getting married. Moving to the United States, Eva pursued a successful career as a realtor. In 1995, she founded the CANDLES Museum (Children of Auschwitz Nazi Deadly Lab Experiment Survivors). The museum is dedicated to educating the public about the Holocaust.

In 1993, Eva met with Hans Münch, a Nazi doctor who knew Mengele but did not work with him. They met again in 1995 at Auschwitz, where Dr. Münch signed a document acknowledging the Holocaust and Kor issued a declaration of amnesty and forgiveness to all Nazis. Although this caused much controversy and outright hostility from some survivors, Eva continues to give public speeches across the country, offering her simple message of peace and reconciliation.

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