Mr. Matt Hopkins took a group of WHS students to the Holocaust Lecture Series at Vanderbilt University on Tuesday evening, October 28th where they heard an incredible lecture by Holocaust Survivor Eva Kor. The lecture was entitled "Human Experimentation, Mengele, and Forgiveness." Eva Kor is a Romanian woman who was subjected to human experimentation under the Nazi doctor Josef Mengele at Auschwitz. Both of her parents and two older sisters were killed at Auschwitz; only she and her twin sister Miriam survived. Kor received international attention when she publicly forgave the Nazis for what had been done to her family. her story was later explored in the documentary Forgiving Dr. Mengele.
Students attending the lecture with Mr. Hopkins were: Adrienne Anderson, Haley Braswell, Shelby Burdeshaw, Karagen Burgett, Ashley Carter, Olivia Crudup, Jessica Eppstein, Destiny Harrison, Braeden Hill, Sara Kennedy, Katy McCarty, Caleb Scholl, Hannah Schools, Brittany Settles, Bridget Shaw, Emily Thomas, Dillon Tucker, Lily Tucker, Ethan Williams, and Caleb Yankee.