Eva Kor survived the sadistic pseudoscientific medical experiments carried out on twins at the Auschwitz death camp. She dedicated herself decades later to telling of the Holocaust horrors spawned by religious and racial hatred, while preaching the power of forgiveness as a means of healing from devastating trauma. Kor took young people on annual summer tours of Auschwitz. While conducting a tour, she died on Thursday at 85 at a hotel in Krakow, Poland, near the site of the former death camp. It was there that she and her twin, Miriam, had been among some 1, sets of twins who were victims of experiments, including the injections of germs, overseen by the German doctor Josef Mengele.
Auschwitz Birkenau Research Papers
Daily Life in the Concentration Camps — United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
Prisoners were beaten, tortured, and executed for the most trivial reasons. The first gassings—of Soviet and Polish prisoners—took place in block 11 of Auschwitz I around August Construction of Auschwitz II began the following month, and from until late freight trains delivered Jews from all over German-occupied Europe to its gas chambers. Of the 1. The death toll includes , Jews , of whom were gassed on arrival , 74, ethnic Poles, 21, Roma, 15, Soviet prisoners of war, and up to 15, other Europeans.
Introduction to the Holocaust
During the spring of , the Allies received more explicit information about the process of mass murder by gassing carried out at Auschwitz-Birkenau. On some days as many as 10, people were murdered in its gas chambers. In desperation, Jewish organizations made various proposals to halt the extermination process and rescue Europe's remaining Jews.
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