INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (WTHI) - Holocaust survivor Eva Kor endured unimaginable pain at the hands of the Nazis but she continues to show the world it is possible to forgive.
Thursday night was the world premiere of "Eva" in Indianapolis. Eva Kor walked her own blue carpet for the event.
The WFYI documentary was written, produced and directed by Ted Green. It took two years to create.
While her story has been told before, Kor and Green agree this is a more complete depiction of her life.
Kor says, "There is a lot of stuff in between like being arrested, like being ruffed up, like nobody wanting to talk to me, being treated like a pariah in the United States, being shunned by survivors. These are all very ugly, painful stories."
Green says, "We talk about her time in Auschwitz and they talk about her forgiveness but there is 50 years in the middle of that that Eva doesn't talk about and I do believe that is the character development. That's the most revelatory stuff."
Kor and her twin sister survived horrific medical experiments. She says, if her sister were still alive, she would be by her side on the blue carpet.
"Miriam was a very smart woman. I think if she were alive and I forgave she would have embraced the idea."
Kor says she hopes people see the film and come to learn they have the power to forgive and they have the right to be happy.
"By each one learning to forgive, we are not going to want to kill each other and, in a strange way, I believe it is the secret to world peace."
The Terre Haute premiere is April 14th.
For more information about the film and screenings, click here.
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