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Holocaust survivor speaks to large crowd at Rockford University

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Rockford honors a special guest on Tuesday and she shares her story of surviving the Holocaust.

Dozens of people gathered at Rockford University to hear Eva Kor's story. She lost both of her parents and two older sisters to the Holocaust, according to her biography.

Kor founded Children of Auschwitz Nazi Deadly Lab Experiments Survivors, or CANDLES, which aims to educate the public about eugenics, the Holocaust and the power of forgiveness. She got worldwide attention when she publicly forgave the Nazis.

Jewish leaders in Rockford say Kor's message of forgiveness rings true even in 2018.

"You constantly remember the tragedies that people have gone through but more importantly, that it should never happen again," Jewish Federation of Greater Rockford President, Sherry Dreyfuss said.

Tuesday is Holocaust Remembrance Day.

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