CANDLES Holocaust Museum and Education Center shines a light on the story of the Holocaust and Eva Kor, to create an empowered community who will illuminate the world with hope, healing, respect, and responsibility.
CANDLES Holocaust Museum and Education Center is the only Holocaust museum in Indiana and 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.
Each year, CANDLES takes a group of people from all around the world to Auschwitz to tour the camps with Eva and hear her story first-hand.
The museum has exhibits that can be viewed individually or with a docent. CANDLES also has two survivors that speak at the museum regularly: Walter Sommers, German citizen and survivor of Kristallnacht, and Eva Kor, founder of CANDLES and surviving Mengele twin.