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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.

Temporarily Revised Hours 


The museum will remain open every Friday and Saturday from 10:00 am until 4:00 pm EST.


General admission: $7.00 per person

Group rate (10 or more guests with a reservation made 48 hours prior to visit): $5.00

Any students with ID: $5:00

ISU students with ID, children age 6 and under, veterans: free admission


CANDLES continues to follow all safety precautions in regard to the COVID-19 pandemic with mandatory masks inside the museum, high touch cleaning every two hours, social distancing, and deep cleaning every evening. For more information, please contact us at 812.234.7881 or 

Dr. Bernice Lerner Presents "The Ethics of Rescue: The Story of the Liberation of Bergen-Belsen"

Recording of Dr. Bernice Lerner at CANDLES Holocaust Museum and Education Center via Zoom on May 1, 2021, at 4:30 pm Eastern Standard Time as the final lecture in our Be The Change Lecture series for this spring. Listen as a second-generation survivor and scholar Dr. Bernice Lerner examines the ethics behind liberation and shares the testimonies of both a survivor and a liberator of Bergen-Belson. You can purchase All the Horrors of War: A Jewish Girl, a British Doctor, and the Liberation of Bergen-Belsen anywhere books are sold, or at CANDLES Holocaust Museum and Education Center or on our website here


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