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Candles Holocaust Museum and Education Center

1532 South Third Street

Vision Statement:

CANDLES Holocaust Museum and Education Center is the only organization in the world dedicated to the memory of the twin victims and survivors of medical experimentation at Auschwitz. We honor and celebrate the lives of the Mengele Twins by telling their stories to educate the world and prevent similar atrocities. Our institution is not only a witness to history but also an active voice outside the museum walls. By working to prevent genocide on a global level and transform prejudice on a local level, we aim to create a world free from hatred and genocide.


Timothy Ghogle

Friday, June 22, 2018
This museum provided a lot of insight as to what happened during the Holocaust and the living example of it's survivor Eva Kor. Wonderful story to learn about. Very happy to see this place move into a larger space in downtown soon.

Kimberly Wax

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.)

Vetter Family

Saturday, April 7, 2018
I thoroughly enjoyed it. Was very educational. I thought it was start with taste and compassion. I would recommend it to anybody. Especially those with children over the age of 10. I will be back.

Theresa Spears

Wednesday, March 14, 2018
Super place with awesome staff! Great learning place for our 6th grade students and the adults! The new hologram exhibits are cool. Talking with Eva is so memorable!

Martin McMann

Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Very educational and gives you a personal insight on what it was like to be a Jewish twin during the Holocaust. Very inspiring and worth checking out if in the Terre Haute area.

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