80-year-old Eva Kor poses by the original image of her as a child taken at Auschwitz at the time of its liberation on January 26, 2015 in Krakow, Poland. This week marks the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz and to mark the even USC Shoah Foundation have brought together, for the first time, four of the survivors from the iconic image by Alexander Vorontsov of Auschwitz children. Auschwitz was among the most notorious of the extermination camps run by the Nazis to enslave and kill millions of Jews, political opponents, prisoners of war, homosexuals and Roma.
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by SUSAN M. BRACKNEY


For decades, Eva Mozes Kor carried the weight of Auschwitz with her. At the age of 10, her parents and her two older sisters were murdered there by the Nazis. The fact that she and her identical twin sister survived only added to that weight. But, in the end, it wasn’t what she carried but what she finally chose to lay down that mattered most—to her and to those who will carry on her legacy.



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Check out the videos that students from Batchelor Middle School created with Eva Kor to document the Holocaust here.