|Forgiving Dr. Mengele
A film by Bob Hercules & Cheri Pugh
80 minutes, documentary, color & b/w, 2005
Eva Kor and her twin sister were victims of the infamous Nazi doctor Josef Mengele, who conducted sadistic experiments on human beings at Auschwitz concentration camp. Haunted ever since by these cruel acts, something even more shocking occurs: Eva finds the power to forgive him. Having finally liberated herself from her feelings of rage and victimhood, she becomes a tireless advocate of this new way of healing - but not everyone is ready to forgive the unforgivable.
"Impossible not to be moved! Surprisingly uplifting!"- The New York Times
"Its subject ennobles!" - Chicago Tribune
"Fascinating!" - LA Weekly
"This moving film explores the trauma of a Holocaust survivor with rare complexity."
"A genuinely thoughtful vehicle for discussion, debate and real thought." - Jewish Week
"What a surprisingly inspirational film this turns out to be!" - Hollywood Report Card
See details about this film's theatrical
● Interview with Co-Director Bob Hercules