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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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Rare opportunity to meet an Auschwitz survivor.

We were deeply impacted by our visit. We had hoped to meet the woman who created this museum and were fortunate to walk right into a 2-hour talk she was giving on her Auschwitz... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 13, 2015
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Vienna, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

We were deeply impacted by our visit. We had hoped to meet the woman who created this museum and were fortunate to walk right into a 2-hour talk she was giving on her Auschwitz experience. Eva Kors and her sisters were twins who sadly fell under the control of the insanely evil Dr. Mengele. That they survived was a true... More 

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Hobart, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Regardless of your religious and political background, this museum IS for everyone! We are Roman Catholic but have Jewish faith friends. This museum gives you such a real insight and deep perspective as to how the Jewish people were persecuted by the Nazi's during WWII. Eva and Mickey Kors have done an excellent job in displaying memorabilia. It's so sad... More 

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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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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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Central IL
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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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