Unforgivable forgiveness? A Holocaust survivor’s unusual path
She was one of 'Mengele's twins', but, almost alone among his surviving victims, she harboured no bitterness
Eva Mozes Kor, who has died aged 85, was an Auschwitz survivor who lost 49 family members in the Holocaust, but angered many fellow victims of the Nazis with her willingness to forgive her persecutors, most notably in 2015 when she publicly embraced Oskar Groening, a former SS guard known as the “bookkeeper of death”, when he was convicted of complicity in the murder of 300,000 Jews.
Eva Mozes and her identical twin sister Miriam were born at Port, Romania, on January 31 1934 to Jewish farmer parents.
The twins had two older sisters and were 10 years old in 1944 when they and their family were deported from a regional ghetto and taken to Auschwitz...