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 was 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. Eva’s message of healing and forgiveness has spread throughout the world. Her story is featured at CANDLES through the permanent exhibit, "Choices: The Holocaust Through Eva's story," and "Dimensions in Testimony," an interactive digital image through which visitors can ask quesitons and hear personal accounts from Eva and 12 other Holocaust survivors.