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The Latest: TSA contacts Holocaust survivor after search

March 5, 2018

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The Latest on a Holocaust survivor’s experience with TSA (all times local):

12:30 p.m.

A Holocaust survivor who said she was a victim of a demeaning body search by U.S. Transportation Security Administration agents says the agency has reached out to her.

Eva Mozes Kor tweeted on Monday that the TSA contacted her and are working to resolve future conflicts.

Kor said Sunday she had to undergo the intrusive body search before boarding a plane and that it ruined her experience following a lecture in Albuquerque.

Kor suffered through inhumane scientific experiments at the Auschwitz concentration camp as a 10-year-old.

Transportation Security Administration spokesman Matt Leas confirmed the agency contacted Kor to learn more about her travel experience. He says the agency is committed to treating travelers with dignity and respect.

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12:30 a.m.

A Holocaust survivor says she was a victim of a “very demeaning body search” by U.S. Transportation Security Administration agents after a visit in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Eva Mozes Kor tweeted on Sunday in Albuquerque that she had to undergo the intrusive body search before boarding a plane and that it ruined her experience following a lecture.

The Indiana resident spoke with teachers from around New Mexico at the National Museum of Nuclear Science and History on Saturday about suffering through inhumane scientific experiments at the Auschwitz concentration camp as a 10-year-old.

It was unclear if the TSA search in question occurred at Albuquerque International Sunport.

TSA Regional Public Affairs Manager Carrie Harmon did not immediately return an email from The Associated Press.

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