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“Extremely interesting” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Candles Holocaust Museum

Candles Holocaust Museum
Ranked #3 of 35 things to do in Terre Haute
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Aurora, Illinois
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13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Extremely interesting”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2013

I didn't expect to find so much information about Dr Mengele and his victims. Also didn't know the first museum was blown up. This museum is small and bare bones. Important part of history that we must not forget and must teach our children about. A must see.

Visited June 2013
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Terre Haute, Indiana
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“An educational and moving experience for all ages.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2013

The museum is free for self guided tours or you can choose to pay $5 to listen to a docent presentation. The pictures and artifacts are amazing. You will be transported to another world and it's heartbreaking. This was a great visit with my teens to help educate them on the Holocaust and what forgiveness really means.

Visited July 2013
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Terre Haute, Indiana
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35 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“I hope we never forget!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2013

There is no way to sum up all that you learn and feel on a visit here. And so much is first hand knowledge and stories from Eva Kor who lived this horrible part of our history. A must see for our younger generation before the first hand survivors are all gone.

Visited May 2013
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drnurseth
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75 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“A wonderful treasure”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2013

This is a treasure for such a small town. You will learn about Eva Kor, one of the surviving Mengele twins and her forgiveness. If you go on a Friday afternoon, you will meet a Kristelnacht survivor. Not to be missed.

Visited May 2013
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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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304 reviews
67 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
“An absolute must!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2013

It's hard to summarize in a quick review how incredible this place is. This isn't like any other Holocaust Museum, because you have the opportunity to hear from an actual survivor. My husband and I came to visit on a whim one Saturday after reading one of Eva Kor's books, and cannot even describe how much she has affected us since. Her story is painful to hear, but her ability to forgive and choose to live a happy life, free of the pain inflicted on her, is just profound. She will change you. Simple as that. One cannot listen to her story, and her outlook on life, and not be changed forever.

Visited June 2013
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