News From Terre Haute, Indiana

May 19, 2013

CANDLES plans film night


News Release

TERRE HAUTE — CANDLES Holocaust Museum will host a film night at 7 p.m. on Thursday, featuring the documentary “Porraimos: Europe’s Gypsies in the Holocaust” and its director Alexandra Isles, at the museum.

“Porraimos” premiered at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 2002.

The film chronicles the decimation of Europe’s Roma population during the Holocaust, known also as Porraimos or “the devouring” in some dialects of the Romani language. The documentary uses survivor interviews and photographs and footage from the Reich Department of Racial Hygiene.

The museum is at 1532 S. Third St.