Saturday, April 28, 2018
They had a fire, so the exhibits are scarce . The written explanations are brief and seem to slant towards forgiveness. It did bothered me because I know forgiveness and justice are linked. I have difficulty writing that because I am not a Holocaust survivor, but have only been through personal trauma, and do not wish to.diminish Eva's perspective. So, if you have been through anything traumatic, just be careful if you go through that part of the museum. The second part of the museum is why this is worth the drive. There is a hologram of an older gentleman to whom you can ask questions. If I recall, he answers over 900 questions. Once I worked past the strangeness of talking to an image, I only wished I could have shaken the man's hand and told him how much I appreciated his words. It was an amazing and wonderful experience; one that should not be missed.
I found the staff to be polite at first, but they became very political very quickly. They did not hide their disgust of Donald Trump nor were their comments discrete about how the Eva supported him. My husband and I found their comments rude and unprofessional.
We wish we could have met the Eva, who is the survivor and for whom the museum is centered around, but she was touring.
(I suggest the Grand Traverse Pie Company to complete your visit to Terre Haute.)