Gary, Ind. -- Holocaust survivor Eva Mozes Kor stood just 4 feet 9 inches tall, but she’ll seem larger than life when “Eva: A-7063” is shown on the big screen at Indiana University Northwest on Monday, Jan. 27.
The event is set for 1 p.m. in the John W. Anderson Library Conference Center, Room 105.
The film, produced by WFYI Public Media in collaboration with Ted Green Films and Mika Brown, offers incredible details about Kor’s journey from Romanian Jewish farm girl to Nazi death camp survivor to leading global force on the power of healing through forgiveness.
The campus community, as well as the greater Northwest Indiana community, is invited for this free event, presented by the IU Northwest Library in observance of International Holocaust Remembrance Day.
Prior to the film, attendees will first see a recording of Holocaust scholar Rabbi Michael Berenbaum reading a speech written by Kor. She intended to give the speech on the 75th anniversary of the Auschwitz liberation, on January 27, 2020, but passed away in July 2019 at age 85.
A powerful message
“I heard (Nazi Dr. Josef) Mengele say that I only had two weeks to live, and I decided I was going to prove him wrong,” Kor said about her Auschwitz experience. “I didn’t understand what I did. Why did Hitler hate me?”
Over the course of her life, Kor had acquired a growing understanding of why she had endured so many trials. Her captivating story doesn’t come without controversy, particularly her decision to publicly forgive Mengele, Hitler and all Nazis, and it’s all part of “Eva: A-7063,” masterfully written and produced by award-winning filmmaker Ted Green.
“I've never seen a greater personal example of the triumph of the human spirit than Eva Mozes Kor,” Green said. “Her psychological transformation and the good she's doing for others are astonishing."
Green and co-producer Brown have traveled the world capturing heartfelt interviews and stunning scenes of Kor’s most significant successes – stories of lives changed after hearing about her experiences and life perspective. The film is narrated by Hollywood legend Ed Asner and includes on-camera appearances from CNN’s Wolf Blitzer, former NBA great Ray Allen, TV and movie star Elliott Gould and many others who reveal touching accounts of Kor’s impact on their own lives.
About Indiana University Northwest
One of eight campuses of Indiana University, IU Northwest is located in metropolitan Northwest Indiana, approximately 30 miles southeast of Chicago and 10 miles from the Indiana Dunes National Park. The campus has a diverse student population of approximately 4,000 degree-seeking students and 1,500 dual-credit students.
The campus offers Associate, Baccalaureate and Master’s degrees in a variety of undergraduate, graduate and pre-professional degree options available from the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Health and Human Services, the School of Business and Economics, the School of the Arts and the School of Education. The campus is also host to IU School of Medicine-Northwest-Gary, which actively involves students in research and local healthcare needs through its four-year medical doctorate program.
IU Northwest emphasizes high-quality teaching, faculty and student research and engagement on campus and in the community. As a student-centered campus, IU Northwest is committed to academic excellence characterized by a love of ideas and achievement in learning, discovery, creativity and engagement.
Indiana University Northwest is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to achieving excellence through diversity. The University actively encourages applications from women, minorities, veterans, persons with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups.
About WFYI Public Media
As a PBS and NPR member station that also produces local and original content, WFYI Public Media serves the public through six 24/7 digital broadcast services. WFYI Public Radio operates on two distinct stations – 90.1 FM and 90.1 HD2 The Point, while WFYI Public Television operates three DTV services (20.1, 20.2 and 20.3).
Through intentional community engagement, WFYI has a strong education component, particularly as a hub for the public media initiative American Graduate: Let’s Make It Happen, and an ongoing public presence as an organization that amplifies the voices of our community. Additionally, WFYI runs the Indiana Reading and Information Service (IRIS), a reading service for visually - and literacy-impaired people. Learn more at www.wfyi.org.
About Ted Green Films
In 2010, Ted switched to filmmaking after 20 years as a newspaper journalist. Since then he has produced seven documentaries, most recently “Eva: A-7063.” Ted's work has won 14 regional Emmys (including three for Best Documentary); first place in the national Associated Press Sports Editors contest; the Fourth Estate Award from the national American Legion; and the Dick Schaap Award of Excellence from the Center for the Study of Sports in Society at Northeastern University.
His documentaries have screened on ESPN Classic, at film festivals around the world and at the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. He holds a B.A. from Princeton University and a Masters from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University. More information at tedgreenfilms.com.