Be kind, treat everyone with respect and do what you can to make the world a better place. That's the message Holocaust survivor Eva Mozes Kor shared with students at Wea Ridge Middle School. Students in sixth- through eighth-grade, as well as fifth-grade students from Woodland Elementary School listened intently about how Kor and her twin sister were subjected to medical experiments supervised by Nazi doctors at Auschwitz. She shared how they survived and described life after the war ended.
Kor shared some life lessons with the students which included forgiveness. In 1995, Kor met a Nazi doctor who was at Auschwitz at the same time she was at the camp and later wrote him a letter of forgiveness. "What I discovered was that the act of forgiveness had a tremendous impact on me. It gave me power," says Kor. "It was self-liberating and self-healing at the same time. I am no longer a victim."