Forgiveness is Free (Lessons from a Holocaust survivor) – by Tyler Tucky

The resilience of the human spirit personified. Powerful.

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Eva Mozes KorEva shown at age 10, being liberated from a concentration camp. Photo via the CANDLES Holocaust Museum and Education Center

Fifty years after her liberation, Eva Mozes Kor stood at the ruins of the gas chambers in Auschwitz.

While overlooking these machines of death, she professed forgiveness for those who had committed atrocities against herself and her people.

She professed her message for the world, but more importantly, she did this for herself.

“People who forgive are at peace with themselves and with the world,” she said.

To achieve this peace with the world Kor had to forgive the greatest opposition many of us can imagine, the Nazis.

Fast forward 19 years and last night I sat in a crowd of more than 200 people laughing at times and holding back tears at other moments listening to Kor speak at Marquette University.

Upon entering the Weasler Auditorium on November 6th…

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