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Celebrate Eva Kor Education Day honoring Hoosier Holocaust survivor

January 27 is Eva Kor Education Day and the Indiana Historical Society is honoring her with special exhibits and educational activities.

Eva Kor

Mural of Eva Kor on Virginia Avenue.

Photo by INDYtoday team

Gov. Holcomb declared Jan. 27 “Eva Education Day” and this Saturday, Jan. 27 marks the fifth year recognizing + honoring Eva Mozes Kor, Indiana’s most prominent Holocaust survivor.

Kor was 10 years old when her family was taken to Auschwitz and in 1960 she came to Terre Haute, Indiana.

Tomorrow, the Indiana Historical Society will take part in Eva Education Day at 450 W. Ohio St. from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. with educational activities, a documentary screening, and two exhibits highlighting Kor’s life and legacy, “Eva Kor from Auschwitz to Indiana” and “Dimensions in Testimony.”

After the documentary screening at 2 p.m., hear from Eva’s son, Alex Kor, during an audience Q+A session. All “Eva Kor Education Day” activities are included with regular museum admission.

Jan. 27 is also the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz and is recognized as “International Holocaust Remembrance Day.”