Eva Mozes Kor was known for Romanian survivor of the Holocaust. Along with her twin sister Miriam, She was subjected to human experimentation under the direction of Josef Mengele at the Auschwitz concentration camp in German-occupied Poland during World War II.
Eva Mozes Kor Biography
Romanian survivor Eva Mozes Kor was born on 31 January 1934 in Romania, and she died on 4 July 2019. She has died at the age of 85.
Spouse(s): Michael Kor
Residence: Terre Haute, Indiana, U.S
Books: Surviving the Angel of Death: The Story of a Mengele Twin in Auschwitz,
Children: Rina Kor, Alex Kor
She was born to Alexander and Jaffa Mozes, farmers who were the only Jewish residents in the area. She had three siblings named Edit, Aliz, and her twin sister Miriam.
when Eva and Miriam were five, a Hungarian armed guard occupied their village. the family was transported to the regional ghetto at Cehei in Şimleu Silvaniei.
During their time at the ghetto, the family had no housing but had to make tents out of sheets. A few weeks later they were transported to the Auschwitz concentration camp.
Their family, along with others from the ghetto, were sent to the gas chambers but because Eva and Miriam were twins, they were selected to be part of a group of children used in experiments under the direction of Josef Mengele.
Approximately 1500 sets of twins were subjected to these experiments with most dying as a result. Eva herself became very ill, but she lived and helped Miriam survive.
Eva Mozes Husband, Children & Personal Life
Eva met her husband in Isreal, her husband name is Michel Kor, who was also a Holocaust survivor. They married in Tel Aviv in 1960 and moved to the United States. Five years later, Eva became a citizen. The couple raised two children, Alex and Rina.
Kor died On July 4, 2019, while in Kraków, Poland, accompanying a CANDLES group on an educational trip to Auschwitz. She was 85 years old.
She made this trip annually to share her childhood experiences and give tours from her perspective as a survivor.