Holocaust Survivor Tells of her Meeting with a Former Nazi

Eva Mozes Kor is a strong woman. Even at 81-years-old, there is not much that Eva backs away from. In her earlier years, Eva is a holocaust survivor who was sent to Auschwitz with her immediate family. Eva and her twin sister Miriam were the only members of their family to make it out of Auschwitz alive.

Cornelsen said that recently, Eva had a chance to meet a former Nazi who had worked at Auschwitz face-to-face for the first time. Oskar Groening, who is known as the “Accountant of Auschwitz”, is standing trial for his role in the concentration camp. Oskar, who is now 93-years-old, was a bookkeeper at Auschwitz and is standing trial in Germany as an accessory to murder of 300,000 people.

Eva traveled from the United States to Germany to meet Oskar during his trial. She said that the first time she faced him, he fainted. The second time she faced him, she had some powerful words for him. She asked him to appeal to old Nazis to come forward and help put an end to the country’s growing neo-Nazis problem today. The old man kissed Eva’s cheek after her request to him.

Eva is the face of true forgiveness, and wants Oskar’s story to stand as a message for the younger generations.

The full story about Eva meeting Oskar is well worth the read. Check it out on BuzzFeed.com.

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