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.

Tickets are now on sale for the Terre Haute premiere of the new documentary "Eva," produced by WFYI, Ted Green Films, and Mika Brown.

The Terre Haute premiere will be at Tilson Auditorium on the ISU campus on Saturday, April 14th at 7:00pm EST.

Upcoming Events:

  • April 13th - Raymond Meade Concert, creator of "The Railway People"

    Friday, April 13th
    6:00pm - 8:00pm EST
    Terre Haute Brewing Company, 401 South Ninth Street, Terre Haute, IN

    Concert with Raymond Meade, Scottish rockstar and creator of "The Railway People" with Eva Kor.

    Raymond Meade is a rock singer/songwriter from Glasgow, Scotland. In August of 2016, Raymond created a special project called "The Railway People" as a way to remember victims of the Holocaust. He was so moved by his visit to Auschwitz with Eva that he wrote three songs and a radio documentary to honor Eva and the other victims of this atrocity.

    This concert is free and open to the public. All ages are welcome to attend.

    For more about Raymond, visit

  • April 14th - Free Admission Day and Yom HaShoah at CANDLES

    Join us for "free admission day" at CANDLES on Saturday, April 14th. The museum will be opening one hour early: 9:00am - 4:00pm EST.

    Come by the museum to view our exhibits, "Choices: The Holocaust Through Eva's Story," "Stories of the 3000: Honoring the Mengele Twins," and "New Dimensions in Testimony."

    The New Dimensions in Testimony exhibit is now featuring the pilot image of Eva Kor, created with interactive technology that allows visitors to hear her story and 'converse' with the image through questions and answers.

    Join us at 1:00pm EST at the museum to observe Yom HaShoah (Holocaust remembrance day) through a commemorative candle lighting to honor the victims of the Holocaust. This event is free and open to the public.

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