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Candles Holocaust Museum

1532 S 3rd St, Terre Haute, IN 47802-1012
+1 812-234-7881
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Wonderful experience

Such an amazing experience ~ no words to describe her bravery ~ she is captivating and she chose to... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
cindylawrence
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Rockport, Indiana
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Small size, but huge impact!

If you are a human, and you are anywhere near Terra Haute, you need to spend an hour here. I... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Nemont_Mom
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1532 S 3rd St, Terre Haute, IN 47802-1012
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Such an amazing experience ~ no words to describe her bravery ~ she is captivating and she chose to forgive ~ a must see when in the area or nearby! Worth the trip!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you are a human, and you are anywhere near Terra Haute, you need to spend an hour here. I came all the way from Montana to experience this, and it was succinct, yet thoughtfully laid out in an easy to follow manner. The timeline...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum has been on my bucket list for years as I have traveled through Terre Haute many times. I had read Eva's book years ago when my kids learned about it in school in Indiana. This is not a large museum -- size similar...More

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Wasn’t crazy about visiting a small museum, but was quickly reminded about not judging a book by its cover. This place is a crash course in recent history, staffed by people who can hold your kids’ attention and make it real and applicable. No matter...More

2  Thank t0nylist0n
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Reviewed 19 March 2018 via mobile

Our first visit and we were part of our church group of 75. Toured the exhibits and went to lunch and returned for Eva Kor’s lecture. She was amazing the way she could recall her childhood experiences 😢. Had several high school groups present and...More

Thank Charley C
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Reviewed 12 March 2018 via mobile

If you want to put your life in perspective, take the time to visit the Candles Holocaust museum in Terre Haute, Indiana. Try to catch Eva Kor, the survivor of mengele twin experiments. She eloquently shares her philosophy of perseverance, forgiveness and hope.

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Reviewed 10 February 2018

This museum located in Terre Haute is definitely one you do not want to miss whether you are a resident or visitor. This hidden gem Is packed with permanent exhibits and valuable information on the Holocaust. Knowledgeable staff are always available to answer questions. The...More

1  Thank Brenda R
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Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile

Very nice staff and some great stories and sad stories of how the Jewish people were treated by the Nazis before and during WWII. How anyone can treat a human 5his way even if it's your worst enemy is beyond anyone or anything I could...More

Thank Neil C
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Reviewed 3 December 2017 via mobile

I have visited the Candles Holocaust Museum many times. I have brought my students and I've gone alone in order to absorb the amazing approach they use in dealing with such a difficult topic. I cannot say enough about Eva and her sensitivity to the...More

Thank 308kbrown
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Reviewed 29 November 2017

CANDLES is a quaint, transitional museum in Terre Haute. I have visited the museum about 10 times over the past 4 years, not including four over-seas trips with this organization. The dedicated staff is extremely hospitable and knowledgable and Eva Kor (survivor) is often on...More

Thank Lindsey Y
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CharlesFritz
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Response from TravelChic4469 | Reviewed this property |
Call them to verify (812.234.7881 or visit their website candlesholocaustmuseum. org) but I was there on a Saturday, so I’d say open.
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