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November 2015
Indiana State University
Cunningham Library

This temporary exhibit is presented courtesy of The Jewish Foundation for the Righteous (JFR), which provides monthly financial support to aged and needy non-Jews who risked their lives to save Jews during the Holocaust and preserves their legacy through its national Holocaust education program. The JFR is grateful to the Conference on Jewish Materials Claims Against Germany (Claims Conference ) for its generous support of this exhibit.



December 11, 2015


Join us for an evening to support Syrian refugee families in Jordan. Cosponsored by McLean High School in Terre Haute.

One-Day Educational Excursion to the Illinois Holocaust Museum

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April 9, 2016





CANDLES honors and celebrates the lives of the 3,000 twins who were victims of Dr. Josef Mengele's deadly genetic experiments. Throughout the year, we will highlight each week the stories of a set of twins.

This week we highlight the story of Margit (Miri Schönberger) and Sarah (Tiegerman) Sauer.



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.




Learn more about CANDLES' involvement in Auschwitz 70 programs.

Read CANDLES' press release about its role in the commemoration events.

Reflect on Eva Kor's answers to questions about the 70th anniversary and about forgiveness and healing.



July 2016 Auschwitz Trip


Join Auschwitz survivor Eva Kor on an unforgettable journey to Poland. The next tour is scheduled for July 9-17, 2016.



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.