TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV)– Eva Kor, a Terre Haute resident and Holocaust survivor, was laid to rest Sunday morning at Highland Lawn Cemetery.

Friends and family hosted a private ceremony to celebrate the life of Eva and all of her accomplishments in her 85 years.

Eva founded Candles Holocaust Museum and Educational Center in downtown Terre Haute that she leaves behind.

Director Leah Simpson says they will continue to teach and spread Eva’s message of peace at the museum, like she would have wanted.

Eva traveled and inspired others with her story and platform of forgiveness and peace all over the world.

There are stars whose light reaches the earth even after they themselves have disintegrated and are no more. And there are people whose scintillating memory lights the world even after they have gone, and such a person was Eva Kor. Her light continues to shine as a splendor in our lives illumining a path for years and for generations to come. Too soon and tragically separated from her parents and sisters during history’s darkest hour. Victimized as a Jew, Eva became a defender of Israel. Tormented by heinous hatred, she became an advocate of forgiveness.”

Rabbi Sasso

She had a traditional ceremony with two Rabbis, Sandy and Dennis C. Sasso, who lead her service in both prayer and memories of Eva.