Historical Society to host Holocaust remembrance

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Carmel Clay Historical Society will host a Holocaust remembrance event detailing the legacy of Holocaust survivor Eva Mozes Kor at 7 p.m. on March 9 in the main library program room.

Kor’s story inspired the documentary Eva: A-7063.

“A-7063 was Eva’s number she was assigned when she was ten years old at arrival at Auschwitz,” said Amy Grove, CCHS Museum Director. “She’s been in several other Holocaust documentaries, but this one was a full, cohesive life story starting from a young age.”

Documentary director Tom Green will be on hand to discuss the importance of the movie.

“We thought it would be natural to do something considering 2020 is the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz,” said Grove. “He will discuss his experiences in creating the film and working with Eva and how to keep sharing this story throughout our communities and essentially the world.”

Kor’s son, Dr. Alex Kor, will discuss how he plans to keep his mother’s legacy alive. Alex is a Carmel resident and podiatrist.

“Dr. Kor will be giving a talk about his experiences carrying on his mother’s message since her passing last year,” said Grove. “He’ll discuss what he intends to do to carry on her message, and then his recent trip back to Auschwitz just last month.”

Grove will also speak at the event. She previously worked at CANDLES Holocaust Museum and Education Center.

“I was the program coordinator and curator at CANDLES Holocaust Museum and Education Center in Terre Haute, so I worked very closely with Eva,” said Grove. “It was such an amazing experience to work with her. I consider her my grandmother in a lot of ways.”

The event is free to attend, and registration is not required. For more information, visit carmel.lib.in.us/.


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