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Holcomb to honor Holocaust survivor with Indiana's Sachem Award

Posted at 11:23 PM, Mar 10, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-13 04:03:57-04

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. -- Holocaust survivor Eva Mozes Kor will be awarded the 2017 Sachem Award next month.

Kor, 83, founded the Children of Auschwitz Nazi Deadly Lab Experiments Survivors museum in Terre Haute in 1985.



Kor and her family were sent to the Auschwitz concentration camp in 1944. Most of her family was killed, but her and her twin sister, Miriam, survived. 

Auschwitz was one of the largest concentration camps during the Holocaust. In the camp’s five years of operation, the Nazi regime reportedly deported at least 1.3 million people to camp; 1.1 million of those were killed.

Gov. Holcomb made the announcement Friday at Kor's museum calling her a “true hero.”

The Sachem is one of Indiana's highest honors and is awarded to one individual each year. 



Kor will receive the Sachem Award on April 13.

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