Indiana's Only Holocaust Museum

In 1995, Eva Mozes Kor opened the CANDLES Holocaust Museum and Education Center in Terre Haute, with a mission to prevent prejudice and hatred through education about the Holocaust. Thousands of people, including many school groups, have visited CANDLES since it opened. In 2003, the museum was destroyed by a hate-filled arsonist. Eva vowed to rebuild, and with the help of a generous public outpouring of support, the museum was rebuilt and reopened in 2005. CANDLES is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

In the aftermath of the most recent tragedy, CANDLES offers its sincere condolences to the families of the victims of the mosque shootings in Christchurch, New Zealand. We pause to reflect on the lives and possibilities that were lost to hate and violence. We also stand with the victims, families, and survivors of hate-based violence around the world against prejudice and intolerance. As a society, we must not become numb, but we must instead be the change that we want to see in the world. These can be simple, small changes, but they must be changes towards respect and appreciation of other human beings through education, kindness, and understanding.


Group visits for Eva Kor's live presentation are now full for Spring 2019. Reservations are still being accepted for Fall 2019.


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