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Another Little Known Connection Between the Wildcats and the Boilermakers

by | Dec 15, 2022

Eva Kor with the Davidson Wildcats in 2018 during their tour of Auschwitz.


In 2018, then Davidson head coach Bob McKillop took the team to Auschwitz during a European summer trip. Holocaust Survivor Eva Kor served as the team’s tour guide. When News of Davidson talked with Coach McKillop in 2021, he reflected on the impact that Eva had on the team

Alex’s Dad was a Purdue alum, and a life long Boilermaker fan.

Dr. Alex Kor, an Indiana podiatrist, recently shared the following on his social media accounts: 

On Saturday, 12/17/22, Purdue Basketball🏀 team will play the Davidson College Men’s Basketball. As the son of Eva Mozes Kor and Mickey Kor, I would like to thank Coach Matt McKillop, Jake Query, 107.5 THE FAN and all (Stacy Perlstein Gallin, Maimonides Institute for Medicine, Ethics, and the Holocaust, Davidson College, Amanda Mordavsky Caleb, CANDLES Holocaust Museum, etc.) involved in making that 2018 trip possible. And yes, Jake, my parents will be watching from above with my mom pulling for Davidson and my dad pulling for his Boilers!
And if you want to meet Eva Kor, some absolutely amazing technology will give you the opportunity to talk to the late Eva Kor
From the USC Shoah Foundation iWitness web site: “Meet Holocaust survivor Eva Kor. Through Dimensions in Testimony, students and educators can ask questions that prompt real-time responses from a pre-recorded video of Eva – engaging in virtual conversation, redefining inquiry-based education. her Dimensions in Testimony interview was conducted in association with CANDLES Holocaust Museum and Education Center in 2016. Dimensions in Testimony was developed in association with Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center, with technology by USC Institute for Creative Technologies, and concept by Conscience Display. Integration in iWitness is made possible through the generous support of The Snider Foundation.

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