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Arson against CANDLES Holocaust Museum (Terre Haute, IN) (english)
19 Nov 2003
Modified: 07:55:04 PM
A piece of history is lost.
A piece of history is lost.
Donations are needed to help this musuem be rebuilt!

Museum Fire

Action 10 News WTHI Staff - Bre Richard
11/18/2003 7:23:20 PM

A little piece of history is lost. Fire ripped through the CANDLES Holocaust Museum in Terre Haute, just after midnight on Tuesday.

Investigators call the fire suspicious saying there is evidence of arson.

Police are treating the case as a hate crime after finding "Remember Timmy McVeigh" written on the wall. Investigators told Action 10 News that the building is nearly a total loss.

Right now, they're looking at samples to determine the nature of the accelerant that started the fire. They are also working with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms because of the circumstances and the fact that this is possibly a hate crime.

Eva Kor founded the museum over eight years ago. She's saddened by the fire and wonders why someone set this place ablaze. "It couldn't be as bad and it's not as bad as being and living dead on the floor for two weeks while I fought for my life in Auschwitz." Auschwitz is just one of the memories spread throughout the museum now destroyed by fire.

Eva has a message for whoever did this. "They are cowards, they're absolute cowards." While police continue looking for those suspects, Eva plans to keep sharing her memories. "There are two choices in life when we face tragedy. Give in to despair or triumph over it." Triumphing over despair is just what the museum is doing by looking to the future of moving on and starting over. A process that may take some time.

In the meantime, Eva Kor and Mary Wright will continue to spread the message of how hatred only leads to disaster and as Eva said, "Hatred is ultimately self destructive."

The International Association of Arson Investigations is posting a $5,000 reward for any information leading to an arrest.

You can call toll free at 1-800-382-4628. You can also call the Terre Haute Police Department.

If you would like to make a donation to the museum, you can call Mary Wright at (812) 234-7881.
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Save your Money! (english)
19 Nov 2003
With way things are going ... the uniting of the Leftist anti-Isreal propoganda the Anti-semitic Muslim Hate and the old school european Jew bashing you might as well use all our money to fund a Jewish space program to get us off the planet. Of course then we would be occupying space whcih I am sure the UN would condemen us.

Serisolsy though its been 50 years the world has a short memory , The europeans have forgotten they have learned nothinging yet. Genocide continues in Africa and the Balkans. Its only a matter of time before Israel is overun and destroyed. Its inevitable as Arab and muslim populations grow and the Jewish ones shrink its not hard to figure out what will happen. The remainig Jews will be treated to conditions that evrey other non-arab people have allways been treated to in the Middle east (eg: Copts, Maronites , kurds Which is genocide. All the screaming progresives who railed against Israel will remain silent as the Jews are massacered once again.

Now most Jews reading this ( many of the inymedia people are) will say your an alarmist (as well as a baby killing zionist pig). All I say is history on my side. I am sure 62 years ago some Jew got up in germany and said the "end is near" and evreyone laughed. I am sure 70 years ago some Jew told his communist comrades that "the communist like the czar are antisemites" and they all laughed. I am sure 500 years ago The rich succesfull Jews of spain lauged at the guy who warned about the Inqustion. I can go on on and on. So belive me or not I am not going down without a fight, I will continue to fight agaisnt rascisim bigotry and antisemitism in all forms but I have lost my faith. So guess what this Jew is going by himslef rifle becasue Holocaust museum wont protect me and my family.