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CANDLES Organization

Board of Directors
Peggy Tierney, Board Chair
Publisher, Tanglewood Press

Tanna Srulovitch, Vice Chair
Owner, T’s Helping Hands

Beth Nairn, Secretary
Teacher, Patricksburg Elementary School

Jason Ernst, Treasurer
Commercial Loan Officer, First Financial Bank

Bob Bruce
Videographer, WTWO-TV

Maureen Coughlin
Export Sales, Social Work

Peggy Daly
Marketing Consultant

Terry Fear
Retired Teacher

Christopher Fischer
Associate Professor of History, Indiana State University

Whitney Gurman-Roberts
President, Gurman Container and Supply Corporation

Eva KorFounding Director
CANDLES Holocaust Museum and Education Center

Julius Loeser
Vice President, UBS Financial Services

Christopher Newton
Judge, Vigo County Superior Court Division 4

Ann Rider
Associate Professor of German and Women's Studies, Indiana State University

Danny Spungen
Collector of Holocaust postal material

Jennifer Thuma


Kiel Majewski
Executive Director

Nicole Sconce
Operations Director
Dorothy Chambers
Program Director
Eva Kor

Founding Director


Mickey Kor

Tuesdays and Thursdays, 1:00 pm
Mr. Kor, a four-year survivor of Nazi ghettos and camps, describes his recollections of the Holocaust from a personal perspective.


Eva Kor

Wednesdays and Saturdays, 1:00 pm
Mrs. Eva Kor, founding director of CANDLES, gives a presentation based on her experiences as a survivor of Dr. Josef Mengele's twin experiments during the Holocaust.


Walter Sommers

Fridays, 1:00 pm
Mr. Sommers, a witness to the rise of Hitler and Kristallnacht who escaped to the U.S. in 1939, gives a presentation surrounding the history of the Jewish people and explains the events leading up to the Holocaust.