TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WAWV/WTWO) – The community joined together this morning to honor the late Eva Kor’s role as an Indianapolis 500 Grand Marshal.

Eva Kor was a Holocaust survivor and inspired many people during her lifetime and her time as the 2017 Indianapolis 500 Grand Marshal was no exception.

Katherine Grabowski a current 500 Festival Princess met Kor during her time as the Grand Marshal in 2017, and reached out to a local museum about plans to honor her time at the track.

Grabowski and Eva Kor’s son Alex gathered a Candles Holocaust Museum to share with the public some history on why Eva was chosen as the 2017 Grand Marshal. They also shared with visitors her impact and her message of forgiveness.

Race souvenirs such as flags, a milk bottle, and a brick where all donated to the museum to honor Eva’s time as the Grand Marshall.

Alex Kor said it was great to see the community host events to live on his mother legacy.

You can visit Candles interactive exhibition about Eva Kor’s life during regular operation hours.