LEBANON, Indiana — Michael "Mickey" Kor, a Holocaust survivor and husband to fellow survivor and adopted Hoosier Eva Mozes Kor, has died at age 95.
Kor's son, Alex, said in a tweet he died at 6:01 a.m. Tuesday.
"Last night, we watched our last football game together," Alex said. "The night nurse who was on duty is Jewish and said Kaddish at bedside."
The family released a statement Tuesday, saying he died peacefully in his sleep at a hospital in Lebanon, Indiana. He is survived by his son and daughter, nieces and nephews and several great-nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, the family is asking for donations to be made in Michael's honor to the CANDLES Holocaust Museum and Education Center in Terre Haute and/or Purdue University's college of pharmacy, which has created a new scholarship in his name for a student-athlete studying pharmacy.
Eva Kor died in 2019 while on a trip to Poland, visiting a former Auschwitz concentration camp.
Eva founded CANDLES in 1995.
According to the museum, Michael stayed by Eva's side since its opening, including when it fell victim to an arson attack in 2003. He was a frequent volunteer and happily played piano in the museum for anyone who would listen.
"We are profoundly grateful to Mickey’s dedication to CANDLES, and we send our deepest condolences to his family and all those who mourn him. May his memory be a blessing," the museum said in a Facebook post.
Eva and Michael married in 1960 and she moved to Terre Haute, where she learned English, raised two children and worked in real estate for 34 years. She continued to educate others on the Holocaust and be an advocate for forgiveness until her death.