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Candles Holocaust Museum

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Address: 1532 South 3rd Street, Terre Haute, IN 47802
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+1 812-234-7881

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Interesting and informative

My husband and I traveled about 4 hours to get there and we really enjoyed it. It was very informative but still interesting at the same time. It was very small but worth the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 7 November 2016
Frankfort, Kentucky
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Frankfort, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

My husband and I traveled about 4 hours to get there and we really enjoyed it. It was very informative but still interesting at the same time. It was very small but worth the experience. We did not get to meet Ava when we went but we had a great tour guide that told Ava and her husband's story and... More 

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Brazil, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

What a place!!! Great for children of all ages from 7 to 97!!! Eva Kor is something else - such an inspiration!! Since she was 10 years old in Auschwitz, she knows how to talk to young people. There is nothing to be afraid of in taking children there! Walter Sommers is also wonderful - not so much for young... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

Very personal insights into the Holocaust that make it real. Appropriate for adults and children. Good destination for a field trip.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

The Holocaust is an event in our history we should not forget - not just because of the history but because of the lessons we can learn moving forward. Candles is the project and passion of Eva Kor who lived through horrendous Holocaust experiences but has built the museum to teach us these lessons. It is a great place to... More 

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Austin, TX
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Wow, this is a great place. It is a museum that tells the story of Eva Mozes and her twin sister. The museum is dedicated to those sets of twins who were tortured by Dr. Mengele the famous Nazi psychopath. There are many chilling artifacts and audio and video recordings. It is well worth spending several hours in this museum.... More 

1 Thank MJSpock
Seymour, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

Had planned to visit museum for the past 2 years. Finally went yesterday. Interesting collection of pictures and posters. Very interesting talk given by Mrs. Joe. After her speech, it was hard to fathom how one could survive the camps. I think she had everyone in awe. Will go again if in the area.

1 Thank Louie46
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

I was given the opportunity on August 17, 2016 to visit the Candles Holocaust Museum & Education Center located in Terre Haute, Indiana. I know my Review will not even begin to adequately describe the Candles Holocaust Museum. I am going to do the very best Review that I can because I want every living soul that is able to... More 

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terre Haute
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016

A visit to CANDLES Holocaust Museum is sobering but very necessary. We must never forget what happened in Europe during World War II. Most of us will never visit Auschwitz and the other concentration camps, but we can learn some history from a visit to this museum. If you go on Wednesdays or Fridays, you can talk with a docent... More 

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Danville, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

Nice little place. Alot of reading material and some displays. Very interesting to read history. Couple hours will spent for the whole family.

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Bloomfield, Indiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2016

Stopped by with Mom when we were in town on a whim. I had been wanting to visit sometime now but never seemed to find the time. We enjoyed taking our time touring this gem of a museum.

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