Holocaust survivor Eva Kor, 81, embraced former Auschwitz guard Osker Groening at his war crimes trial in Luneburg Germany.
Groening is standing trial for being an accessory to 300,000 murders, whilst working as a clerk at Auschwitz.
He admitted ‘moral guilt’, but said the court would need to decide whether he was ‘legally guilty.’
Kor who survived Auschwitz, travelled 4000 miles from America to meet and embrace Groening, before giving evidence.
She was said to have forgiven Groening before she gave evidence against the 93 year old former ‘Bookkeeper of Auschwitz’.
The former prisoner described how she and her twin sister were experimented on by notorious Dr. Josef Mengele, and how Groening ‘fainted’ when they met according to her Twitter.
Although Kor has been criticised for forgiving the guard by other survivors, she said according to the Mail: “I don’t forget what they have done to me. But I am not a poor person – I am a victorious woman who has been able to rise above the pain and forgive the Nazis.”
I met Oskar Groening, introduced myself reached to shake his hand-he grabbed my arm & fainted-I screamed 4 help. It was a strange reaction!!
— Eva Mozes Kor (@EvaMozesKor) April 21, 2015
I am sharing with you my face to face meeting with Oskar Groening the former Nazi guard. Two old people reaching out pic.twitter.com/XlooNvPpQ1
— Eva Mozes Kor (@EvaMozesKor) April 23, 2015