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Auschwitz survivor Eva Kor’s story educates children

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH)- Late Holocaust survivor Eva Kor, Indiana’s most prominent survivor of the Holocaust, co-authored a new book to educate children about the root of antisemitism.

The book “I Will Protect You” is based on the story of Eva Mozes Kor and her twin sister, who survived Auschwitz. It’s written for children from ages 8 to 12. The book tells Eva’s story of survival and contextualizes the history of antisemitism, and discusses healing after trauma. Eva believed that educating children about antisemitism was crucial to combat it successfully.

In the last year of her life, Eva worked with co-author Danica Davidson to create a book that would reach children in an accessible way. Davidson shared that “She learned that I wrote kids’ books. She just lit up and said she wanted a kids’ book. She said that you have to reach kids before the prejudices are formed.”

The book discusses extremism, propaganda, and conspiracy theories and shows kids how to recognize antisemitism. In addition, it gives them an idea of how old the issue is. Just 15 days before Eva passed away, they found a publisher for the finished manuscript. Now, the book has been recognized with two national honors.