Trey Etcheson of Hoosier Heartland State Bank recently took a group of Linden Carnegie Public Library Patrons on a field trip to the CANDLES Holocaust Museum and Education Center in Terre Haute. In 1995, Eva Mozes Kor opened the museum with a mission to prevent prejudice and hatred through education about the Holocaust. Thousands of people, including many school groups, have visited CANDLES since it opened. In 2003, the museum was destroyed by a hate-filled arsonist. Eva vowed to rebuild, and with the help of a generous public outpouring of support, the museum was rebuilt and reopened in 2005. CANDLES is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. The library group was honored to meet with Eva and attend her lecture about her experiences as a young child during the war as a prisoner of Auschwitz. It was a fascinating story and the group was moved by Eva's experience. HHSB also treated the group to lunch after the tour. "We are blessed to have HHSB as our hometown bank! This is an experience that none of us will ever forget!" said library director Kathie Watkins. Please see the Linden Carnegie Public Library Facebook page for photos of the trip.