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.

75th Anniversary Art Contest

January 27th, 2020 is the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz. For the anniversary, CANDLES is holding an art contest to honor #75yearsofstories, highlighting the survivors and the liberators of the Holocaust and educating about the consequences of hatred.

Participants in grades 8 through 12 are invited to submit original artwork to the contest. The artwork must consider the historical context of the Holocaust and be a thoughtful and creative response that ties back to the theme of #75yearsofstories. All submissions must be entered by November 22nd, 2019.

Click here for more information and contest rules.


Visitor Appreciation Days at CANDLES

To honor our visitors, CANDLES is offering free admission to the museum on the following dates:
Saturday, January 4th, 2020

Wednesday, April 1, 2020
Saturday, July 11th, 2020
Wednesday, October 7, 2020

The museum is open from 10:00am - 4:00pm Eastern time.
Please call 812.234.7881 or email info@candlesholocaustmuseum.org for more information.


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