Eva Leading Group at Auschwitz

Eva on Returning to Auschwitz

“When I come back here, I don’t come back as a victim. I come back as a victorious survivor.” —Eva Kor

Eva started telling her story to school groups in 1978, and in the 1980s she became a vocal, national advocate for Holocaust survivors. Nearly singlehandedly, she introduced the Mengele Twins to the world and launched the worldwide manhunt for Mengele, at the time considered the biggest manhunt in history.

She returned to Auschwitz every year to lead groups, teach, and spread her message of peace and forgiveness.

Walking groups out of Auschwitz, Eva would declare, “We are free! We are free!”

Eva and Group at Auschwitz "We are free!"