|A uniform for a male prisoner at Auschwitz.|
Yesterday, we traveled to Terre Haute, Indiana, to visit the CANDLES HOLOCAUST MUSEUM. It was really interesting. It was founded by EVA KOR, a Holocaust survivor. She, and her 8 year old twin sister, Miriam, were one of the Mengele Twins.
Josef Menegle was a Nazi doctor at Auschwitz who planned and supervised experiments that were done on over 200 sets of twins. One twin acted as a "control" while the other one was injected with different substances to see how they reacted.
|Eva and Miriam are pictured on the left as young girls. The other two photos are of their two older sisters.|
|A photo of several Mengele Twins. They were forced to sit naked while waiting to be experimented on. Eva and her sister were only 8 years old when they were brought there.|
|After the war, the 14 year old girls went to live with an aunt who also survived. The girls' parents and sisters had not survived.|
|The girls later immigrated to Israel and joined the Israeli army.|
|Both sisters found love, married, and started families of their own. Miriam stayed in Israel, while Eva ended up making her home in Terre Haute, Indiana.|
|For the first part of our visit, we walked around the museum looking at the photos and displays.|
|Then, for the last part of our visit, we were privileged to sit and listen to Eva as she told her story. She is now 85 years old.|
|We were able to get our photo taken with Eva.|
If you get a chance to stop in at this museum, I encourage you to do that. Eva is not only a Holocaust survivor, she is an advocate for FORGIVENESS, and is known to help people in finding their own path to self-healing. Her story is riveting and inspiring.
"Anger is a seed for war, forgiveness is a seed for peace." ~ Eva Kor