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Yom Hashoah Commemoration

2024 Columbia Community Yom Hashoah Commemoration

Sunday, May 5, 2024 – 5:00 pm – Beth Shalom Synagogue

My Holocaust Legacy: A Blessing Not a Burden

Dr. Alex Kor

Originally from Terre Haute, Indiana, Dr. Alex Kor is the son of two Holocaust survivors (Michael and Eva Mozes Kor). He has a B.S. in Chemistry from Butler University and a M.S. in Exercise Physiology from Purdue University. He received his D.P.M. (Doctor of Podiatric Medicine) from the Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine in Chicago. Dr. Kor is a full-time podiatrist for Hendricks Regional Health in Danville, Indiana, and is a Clinical Assistant Professor for Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine. Knowing the importance of being the son of two Holocaust survivors who have both passed away in the last 4 1/2 years, Alex feels an innate responsibility to tell their stories. In addition, he has traveled to Auschwitz more than twenty times with his late mother since 1985. Since January 2020, he has served on the Board of Directors for the CANDLES Holocaust Museum and Educator Center in Terre Haute, IN. Dedicated to continuing his parents’ work and extend their respective legacies, he helped establish an exhibit to honor his mother in downtown Indianapolis at the Indiana Historical Society as well a 53 foot mural of his mother overlooking Gainbridge Fieldhouse, home of the Indiana Pacers.

The Yom Hashoah Committee coordinates the annual community-wide program remembering those who died in the Holocaust, and honoring the survivors and their families.

To get involved with the Yom HaShoah Committee, contact Kirk Wisemayer at Members of this committee do not need to be members of the Columbia Jewish Federation Board of Directors.

2021 Columbia Community Yom Hashoah Commemoration