April 11, 2013
Forgiving Dr. Mengele
Eva Mozes Kor was a twin. Her and her twin were both Auschwitz survivors. The main point in this film is that forgiving someone is good for you. Eva and her twin were separated from their family right as they arrived to the camp. Not only did they have to work, but because they were twins they got sent through several tests and experiments. Eva saw bodies and didn’t let herself think that was going to be her. She refused to let herself or her sister die. She said that if she died through Dr. Mengele’s experiments, then he would win, she didn’t let him. Eva and her twin got injected with something that affected their bodies and made them very ill. After Eva’s injection, Dr. Mengele said she had about two weeks. But that didn’t stop Eva. Towards the end of the two weeks she found herself crawling on the floor searching for some water to drink, telling herself, “Im not going to die.” She didn’t. The war ended and they got saved. Eva felt as if she was more her twins mother than her sister because she was always taking care of her. Later on, Eva’s sister had a serious problem, her kidneys had not grown. They were the same size as a ten year old’s. After there was no more Eva or the doctors could do she passed away. Eva began looking for answers. What was the injection that caused her sisters kidneys to stop growing? How could someone do this to a child? The answers weren’t ever found. Eva couldn’t find any records of anything Mengele had done. She did find a German doctor that was in Auschwitz at the time. The fear of having a conversation with the doctor, the German doctor, was bad. It turned out that the doctor was very nice and respectful to Eva. He had no answers but knew that all of Mengele’s experiments were very private. She felt the need to forgive this doctor as a Jew, for all that he has done in the past. Eva was asked by a reporter if she thinks, since she forgave this doctor, she can forgive Dr....