Where to look for hope in difficult times. Tips from the prisoners of Auschwitz




Your answer to this question gave Eva Kor – one of the inmates of Auschwitz, where Josef Mengele conducted his medical experiments. Her story will make you look at their problems differently.All of us are selfish. We believe the problems the most important and often insurmountable. Perhaps it’s in our DNA, and I do not know the universal solution to this problem. More precisely, we did not know. I recently came across the story of Eva Kor – encases the Auschwitz concentration camp. She was in the camp with his twin sister, and because of this, attracted the attention of Dr. Josef Mengele . About how she was able to survive and go through hell, Eva Kor told on Quora.

We publish a translation of the history of Eva Kor.

When I was 10 years old, me and my twin sister came to Auschwitz, where Josef Mengele conducted experiments on prisoners and me as well. I have introduced a deadly infection, and a few days later Mengele came to my hut. He never examined and did not even look at me. He opened his medical history and said with a laugh:

It is a pity that she is so young. She left to live for only two weeks.

At this time, the only thing I could not understand – I am very sick. But I refuse to die. I vowed to prove that Mengele was not right, that I would survive, and again I see Miriam (twin sister. – Comm. Ed.).

The next two weeks I was between life and death. I have only one memory when I was crawling on the floor of the barracks because that could no longer walk. On the other side of the barracks was the tap water, and my only goal was to get to it. A few weeks later the heat weakened, I felt better. It took another three weeks to get all the symptoms are gone and I was able to live a normal life again and see Miriam. This event has become my main source of strength for a lifetime.

When my son had cancer , I could not get it to start a fight for his life. No one could do it for him. I again and again repeated the story of his rescue from Auschwitz until until he got angry and yelled at me. I told him:

Doctors in a concentration camp like my death, but I said to myself that I will live. Can you do the same?

He got angry and hung up.

But a few days later he called back and said that he understood everything:

This is my Auschwitz, and this is my fight, I should survive.

My son is still alive. What I was able to survive such events, proves that I can survive anything.

When we overcome challenges and obstacles, we become stronger . I like to inspire people. They see through what I went through, and understand that, too, can solve their problems. Share their stories to help others, very, very right.

If a person is dying of cancer, decides he no longer wants to live, no one can help him.

If you could be inspired by my or any other history – act. Give yourself a promise and keep it. And do not blame yourself if you are out of the way – we are all confronted with this. Just try to come back.

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