A new documentary premiering this weekend in Terre Haute looks into the life of Eva Mozes Kor.
Kor, a Holocaust survivor, has traveled the world sharing her message of kindness and forgiveness. She was only 10 years old when she and her sister were sent to a concentration camp. They were the only members of the family who survived.
Kor says the new film about her life digs into her soul, which can be painful but necessary.
“I cannot really sit down and enjoy my life without reflecting upon the fact that people today are fighting for the freedom we so easily forget that we have,” Kor says.
Filmmakers Ted Green and Mika Brown traveled more than 90,000 miles while making the documentary, following Kor back to the most important places in her life. Green says the support behind the documentary, including a partnership with WFYI Public Media, resulted in a comprehensive look into her life that previously went unseen.
“A rendering that delves deep into her time at Auschwitz and forgiveness but also explores, for the first time, the half century between those two, the time right here in Terre Haute that tested her and challenged her,” Green says.
Kor still lives in Terre Haute, where she opened the CANDLES Holocaust Museum and Education Center in 1995.
The documentary premieres at Indiana State University Saturday evening.