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Candles Holocaust Museum

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Address: 1532 South 3rd Street, Terre Haute, IN 47802
Phone Number: (812) 234-7881
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Excellent New Exhibit - Not to be missed!

Completely new exhibit from the last time that I visited and it was excellent. Don't miss coming here if you are in the area or even if you have to make a special trip... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
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Terre Haute, Indiana
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Terre Haute, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Completely new exhibit from the last time that I visited and it was excellent. Don't miss coming here if you are in the area or even if you have to make a special trip. Appropriate for all ages of kids, which I appreciated.

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Terre Haute, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Unique holocaust museum as it's as much about forgiveness and never giving up no matter what your circumstance. Tours many times lead by Auschwitz survivor so her personal experiences hit home with all present. I hate to bring it up, but she won't be around forever so don't miss your chance to go sooner rather than later.

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Terre Haute, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Quiet Reflection. Videos. Photographs. Actual Artifacts. There was a man sitting quietly at the side of one of the rooms. I wasn't sure whether to approach him because I thought he just might be resting. My hope upon visiting the museum was to be able to meet Eva Kor, the founder of Candles. She has been a fixture in Terre... More 

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Terre Haute, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

We phoned the museum in advance to get information. They also have a web page as well. We visited on a day that Eva Mozes Kor was giving her account of the Holocaust. We had read several books on the Holocaust prior to our visit. Her account of the events was so candid and she was so forgiving. There were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

We went here yesterday (12/27/2014) and listened to Eva Kor talk about her experiences as a survivor of Dr. Josef Mengele's twin experiments at Auschwitz during the Holocaust. She is a strong amazing person and an amazing speaker. Her thoughts on forgiveness are amazing knowing what she went through. I would recommend everyone to go and listen to Eva and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

I can't say I would say this is a museum as much as a presentation by Holocaust survivor Eva Kor. But if you don't go see it, you are missing out! Eva moved me to tears and truly feel a piece of my life changed since listening to her. Don't miss it!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Was under renovation in Sept. 2014, but the curators and staff are wonderful and knowledgeable. A shocking and emotional experience, but still child appropriate...in fact I say it's something every young person should see.

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Having toured Auschwitz I & II in Poland last October, my husband and I decided to stop in at the Candles Museum while we were in Terre Haute this past week…..we were not disappointed! While the free museum itself is very small and offers no 'hands on' activities for kids, Candles really isn't appropriate for young children. The museum displays... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Here , you get to meet real holocaust survivors. Talk to them, listen to their stories, and finally shake their hands and glad the world is what it is now. It's just another level of experience, it's hard to just rate the place, because the opportunity is priceless. Just a note that the museum itself is free. $5/person to listien... More 

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Franklin, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We met Eve Kor a survivor of the holocaust, and got a first hand account of her experience. Really brings home what happened, My Dad saw on of the camps in World War II, but this really brought it home.

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