Educational toolkits featuring the story of Holocaust survivor Eva Kor are now available online through WFYI Public Media.
Kor, founder of the CANDLES Holocaust Museum and Education Center in Terre Haute, is a survivor of Nazi experiments at Auschwitz concentration camp during World War II. She has shared her message of forgiveness and transformation as encouragement to others.
The curriculum comes in various formats, which include a one-hour screening edition of “The Story of Eva,” an educator’s guide for grades 4 to 12, a community discussion guide and an Eva poster.
Some toolkits also include Kor’s book “Surviving the Angel of Death” with an educator’s guide.
The educator’s guide provides lesson plans surrounding 12 themes from the film. The one-hour screening edition better fits classroom formats.
“I think the educational component is my favorite part,” said Ted Green, producer of the “Eva” documentary. “We have shortened the film down to a one-hour version that is ‘easier to bite,’ and we have also created a really cool interactive education guide.”
The materials are available at www.thestoryofeva.com/education.
“We are sharing it with schools and libraries around the country,” said Green. “We believe this is the way her message will be carried on to future generations.”
WFYI has also worked to make sure the film has a high level of accessibility by including closed captions and audio description options on the one-hour screening version. The toolkits are available in DVD or USB format.
The film will be broadcast on WFYI at 8 p.m. Oct. 25. The full length “Eva” documentary will be available for purchase after the broadcast.
For more information about the educational curriculum and film, go online to www.thestoryofeva.com/education.