Holocaust survivor Eva Mozes Kor will share her story of forgiveness and perseverance during a special Diversity and Inclusion Series convocation Monday, April 1 at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology’s Hatfield Hall Theater.

The event, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., is free and open to the public, with seating on a first-come, first-served basis. There are no tickets for the convocation, organized by Rose-Hulman’s Center for Diversity and Inclusion.

Kor, a Terre Haute resident and human rights advocate, is one of the last surviving twins still sharing her personal account of the medical experiments supervised by Nazi doctor Josef Mengele at Auschwitz, Germany.

Her story of the power of the human spirit and having a “never give up” attitude has made Kor a popular speaker nationally and internationally. She is one of 13 Holocaust survivors featured in New Dimensions in Testimony, a new interactive history project created by University of Southern California’s Shoah Foundation Institute for Visual History and Education to preserve survivor testimonies and educate others about the Holocaust. 

It is important that our students, faculty and staff, along with the Wabash Valley community, hear Eva’s message of forgiveness, said Camille Wallce, interim director of Rose-Hulman’s Center for Diversity and Inclusition. She demonstrates the significant first step toward self-release from victimhood and opens minds to the pathway of healing. Eva’s forgiveness of the horrid acts against humanity, that she and countless others were subjected to, is a powerful example that proves we can all learn to forgive.