Welcome AccessNorthGa.com
 Top Stories
  Severe Weather
  Bird Flu
  Mideast Crisis
 Personal Finance
  Sports Columns
  College Hoops
 Raw News
 Archive Search
 Multimedia Gallery
 AP Video Network
 in History
Mar 6, 2:48 PM EST

Clarification: Holocaust Survivor-Airport Search story

Photo gallery
NJ Airport Evacuated
Latest News
Rapper Juelz Santana turns himself in to face weapons charge

Airport police find gun in bag, suspect rapper Juelz Santana

Clarification: Holocaust Survivor-Airport Search story

High hopes: Dutch company launches flying car at Geneva show

Gunman fires inside U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum
Criminal complaint against alleged Holocaust shooter
Drawings From Dachau: Sketchbook Released to Public
Priest's investigation helps end silence in Ukraine

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) -- In a story March 5, The Associated Press referred to Auschwitz as a concentration camp in Poland. The story should have explained that Auschwitz was a Nazi-run death camp in German-occupied Poland.

A new version of the story is below:

Holocaust survivor slams 'demeaning' US airport body search

A Holocaust survivor who said she was subjected to a body search by U.S. Transportation Security Administration agents says the agency has contacted her and wants to avoid future conflicts

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - A Holocaust survivor who complained over the weekend of being subjected to a "very demeaning body search" by U.S. Transportation Security Administration agents said Monday that the agency reached out to her and wants to avoid future conflicts.

"I have been contacted by the TSA to help me and they are working with me to solve this problem," Eva Mozes Kor tweeted.

Kor, 84, and her twin sister both survived the Nazi-run Auschwitz death camp in German-occupied Poland, where they were subjected as children to inhumane scientific experiments by the infamous Nazi doctor Josef Mengele.

She said in her original tweet that the body search before she boarded a plane ruined her experience in New Mexico on Saturday speaking with teachers about Auschwitz.

"As I lecture about surviving Auschwitz I barely survive the TSA body search I detest it," said in her tweet on Sunday announcing that she had been searched.

Kor did not say at what airport the body search happened. She lives in Indiana.

Transportation Security Administration spokesman Matt Leas said the agency contacted Kor to learn more about her travel experience.

"TSA is committed to ensuring the security of travelers, while treating all with dignity and respect," Leas said.

Mengele fled after World War II to Argentina and lived in Buenos Aires for a decade. He moved to Paraguay after Israeli Mossad agents captured Holocaust mastermind Adolf Eichmann, who was also living in Buenos Aires.

Mengele died in Brazil in 1979 while swimming in the beach town of Bertioga.

© 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Learn more about our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.