Eva Mozes Kor was born in 1934 in Portz in the Transylvania region of Romania. After surviving Auschwitz, she moved to the US and lived in Terre Haute, Indiana, where she ran the CANDLES Holocaust Museum and Education Center. In 2009, her YA (young adult) book Surviving the Angel of Death became an international bestseller. A community leader, champion of human rights, and tireless educator, Eva has been covered in numerous media outlets and is the subject of a documentary, Eva A-7063. She died on July 4, 2019 in Poland during her annual visit with students to Auschwitz.