CANDLES Holocaust Museum and Education Center

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CANDLES Holocaust Museum and Education Center
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CANDLES Holocaust Museum and Education Center is located in Indiana
CANDLES Holocaust Museum and Education Center
Location within Indiana
Established 1995
Location Terre Haute, Indiana
Coordinates 39°27′57″N 87°24′26″W / 39.4657°N 87.4073°W / 39.4657; -87.4073
Type History museum
Director Eva Mozes Kor (Founding Director)
Kiel Majewski (Executive Director)
Website http://www.candlesholocaustmuseum.org

CANDLES Holocaust Museum and Education Center ("Children of Auschwitz Nazi Deadly Lab Experiments Survivors") is a museum in Terre Haute, Indiana which educates the public about the Holocaust. The museum was founded by Holocaust survivor Eva Mozes Kor, who with her twin sister Miriam was subjected to human experimentation under Dr. Josef Mengele at Auschwitz.[1] The museum tells the story of the genocide from Kors' perspective. It has been the center of controversy due to Kors' belief that Nazis should be forgiven for the crimes of the Holocaust as a way for Jews to free themselves from victimization. [2] It was firebombed by an unknown arsonist in 2003,[3] and reopened two years later.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "CANDLES". CANDLES Holocaust Museum and Education Center. Retrieved 31 January 2011. 
  2. ^ Borschel-Dan, Amanda (December 8, 2016). "Holocaust survivor preaches forgiveness of Nazis as 'ultimate revenge'". Times of Israel. Jerusalem. Retrieved May 29, 2018. 
  3. ^ Pickett, William B. (September 2004). "The Firebombing of the Terre Haute Holocaust Museum: A Hoosier Community Responds to an Assault on Collective Memory". Indiana Magazine of History. 100 (3): 243–257. Retrieved May 26, 2018.