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Today: Auschwitz survivor Eva Kor on why she hugged former Nazi in court

April 24th, 2015

Episode 307 of 1282 episodes

Holocaust survivor Eva Kor travelled to Lunenburg in Germany from the United States to testify against former Nazi Oskar Groning and tell the court how she and her twin sister had been experimented on by Josef Mengele when they were in Auschwitz. "I am not a poor person, I am a victorious human being, who has been able to rise above the pain, forgive the Nazis, not because they deserve it but because I deserve it. "As long we understand my forgiveness that the victim has the right to be free, you cannot be free from what was done to you, unless you remove it from your shoulder as a daily burden of pain and anger."

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