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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.

CANDLES is temporarily closed. 

In light of the recent increase in COVID-19 cases, CANDLES Holocaust Museum and Education Center has decided to temporarily close the museum to ensure the safety of the visitors and staff.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

We will continue to monitor state guidelines and recommendations from local health officials as we evaluate how best to reopen the museum. Thank you for your continued patience and understanding. Please feel free to call the museum at 812.234.7881 or email info@candlesholocaustmuseum.org if you have any questions.


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Funding has been provided to CANDLES Holocaust Museum and Education Center from Indiana Humanities and the National Endowment for the Humanities as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act economic stabilization plan of 2020.

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