CANDLES Holocaust Museum and Education Center
CANDLES Holocaust Museum and Education Center is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 1995 by Holocaust survivor Eva Kor.
Originally dedicated to finding surviving Mengele twins around the world, CANDLES has grown into a worldwide movement that seeks to preserve survivor testimony for future generations, foster conversation about important local and global topics, and engage students in the museum’s mission. As the only Holocaust museum in Indiana, CANDLES offers programs and exhibits to address relevant issues in our world today.
Eva Mozes Kor is a Holocaust survivor and forgiveness advocate. She is one of the few surviving twins who shares her personal account of the medical experiments supervised by Nazi doctor Josef Mengele at Auschwitz. In 1995, Eva chose to forgive the Nazis, determined they would no longer have power over her life. She describes her forgiveness as an act of self-healing, self-liberation, and self-empowerment. Eva’s message of healing and forgiveness has spread throughout the world. She has given over 5,000 lectures at schools, community groups, medical associations, and she speaks regularly at CANDLES.