Eva Kor to Speak at Butler Commencement

Eva Kor to Speak at Butler Commencement March 27, 2015

It was announced today that Holocaust survivor Eva Kor, who runs the Candles Holocaust Museum, will be speaking at Butler University’s commencement this year, and will receive an honorary doctorate.

Just this morning, before receiving the e-mail about the above, I saw an article about Kor forgiving a former white supremacist. Kor is quoted as saying, “It’s tough, really, to realize that your whole philosophy and direction of life is so wrong. Admitting that and changing direction is remarkable, and it should be applauded.”

And I think the quote below from Mark Twain also relates to that point – people are deceived all the time, and when people realize it and change, it is quite an accomplishment. But change happens more often than we sometimes acknowledge. And as Neil Carter noted recently, there is an irony when people who’ve changed their mind about something complain about people with the view they used to hold being dogmatic and unwilling to change their thinking. The many instances of it should give us reason to hope.



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  • JayBee

    Thank you for sharing this (including all the links). She’s an extraordinary person and should serve as an inspiration to us all with regard to compassion and forgiveness.