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Upcoming Events in Our "Be the Change" Series


February 11th


March 8th

One-Day Educational Trip to the Illinois Holocaust Museum

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April 9, 2016



Romanian Heritage Tour
October 2016

Join CANDLES and Eva Kor as we travel to Romania and Hungary and visit places from Eva's childhood.


October 1-9, 2016


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Spaces are filling quickly. Reserve yours today.



July 2016 Auschwitz Trip Registration is Closed

Our 100 spots have been filled. We encourage you to consider joining us on the Romanian Heritage Tour in October.





CANDLES honors and celebrates the lives of the 3,000 twins who were victims of Dr. Josef Mengele's deadly genetic experiments.



Eva Kor's Statement on the Groening Trial Verdict


Eva Kor traveled to Lueneberg, Germany, in April to testify at the trial of Oskar Groening, the 93-year-old former Nazi officer dubbed the "Accountant of Auschwitz." Eva hoped her participation would lead to answers to questions she has had since her imprisonment at Auschwitz 71 years ago. A German court has convicted Groening of being an accessory to the murder of 300,000 Jews and sentenced him to four years in prison. Eva has issued a statement in response to the sentencing.


Click here to read the statement Eva read during the trial in April and her questions for Oskar Groening.




An Evening of Casino Entertainment to Benefit CANDLES


March 5, 2016

6:30-10:30 p.m.
Historic Indiana Theater
Downtown Terre Haute


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Vision Statement


CANDLES Holocaust Museum and Education Center is the only organization in the world dedicated to the memory of the twin victims and survivors of medical experimentation at Auschwitz. We honor and celebrate the lives of the Mengele Twins by telling their stories to educate the world and prevent similar atrocities. Our institution is not only a witness to history but also an active voice outside the museum walls. By working to prevent genocide on a global level and transform prejudice on a local level, we aim to create a world free from hatred and genocide.



Eva Chats!


The Nitty Gritty of Forgiveness


Mickey Chats!


Walter Sommers: Life in Nazi Germany


To view all Eva Chats, click here.



Visit our Exhibit


Learn about Eva's family, the rise of Nazism, Auschwitz, medical experimentation, and liberation.


 Get to know those who chose to help.


 Read about Eva's Road to Forgiveness.


 Understand those who stood up to violence and helped victims of genocide.


 Be moved. Be inspired. Be the change.



CANDLES: Shining a light on the Holocaust and Eva Kor. Illuminating the world with hope, healing, respect, and responsibility.