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Set in a former synagogue, Holocaust Memorial Center focuses on Holocaust research and education. This institution was established in 1999 and opened to the public in 2004 in the old Pava synagogue outside of the city's Jewish district. Learn about the history of the Holocaust through the state-run museum's permanent and visiting exhibits, as well as its cultural programs. The structure dates to the 1920s but was renovated by architect István Mányi before opening as a museum. Take a guided tour of the memorial center to pay tribute to Hungarian Jews killed during World War II. Plan to see Holocaust Memorial Center and other attractions that appeal to you using our Budapest route planner.
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Holocaust Memorial Center reviews
Mostly reading, audio stories and old videos. We tried many of the audio stations and could not get any of them to work. Lots of reading and after an hour or so you can get a little burnt out. The.... more
Mostly reading, audio stories and old videos. We tried many of the audio stations and could not get any of them to work. Lots of reading and after an hour or so you can get a little burnt out. The.... more »
Time well spent but hugely sobering. The centre has lots of material to read, watch and listen to - much of it is upsetting, as it should be.
Time well spent but hugely sobering. The centre has lots of material to read, watch and listen to - much of it is upsetting, as it should be. more »
Very thought provoking. Lots of interesting facts we didn't know. Well explained information and sad personal stories. Thankfully others visiting were very respectful of the gravity of the...
Very thought provoking. Lots of interesting facts we didn't know. Well explained information and sad personal stories. Thankfully others visiting were very respectful of the gravity of the... more »
We all have heard of holocaust stories, but this experience was completely different. A great representation of holocaust stories via images, original scripts, videos..this museum is a must if you want a detailed understanding. Definitely not for the faint hearted.
Not for the faint hearted. While you might have always heard many of the Holocaust stories, but experiencing them here is altogether different. Combination of write ups, images, artefacts, and short videos augmented by lighting effects.
Great experience. A place to visit so you never forget what the people can do to each other.
Holocaust Memorial Center is a national institution established by the Government in 1999. In 2002, it decided to construct the building of the Center in Páva Street, outside of the traditional Jewish quarter, further emphasizing its national character. The invading German troops included a Sonderkommando led by SS officer Adolf Eichmann, who arrived in Budapest to supervise the deportation of the country's Jews to the Auschwitz concentration camp in occupied Poland. Between 15 May and 9 July 1944, over 434,000 Jews were deported on 147 trains, most of them to Auschwitz, where about 80 percent were gassed on arrival. The deportation was powerfully assisted by Hungarian authorities. The Holocaust Memorial Center focuses entirely on Holocaust research and education. The visitors are welcomed into a unique space that was named as the most impressive in Budapest, beside the city’s panorama itself by Frank Owen Gehry, one of the leading architects in our time. The modern building is organically linked to the Páva Street Synagogue, an authentic venue that once used to be the second largest site for Jewish worship in Budapest. The Institution is a center for scientific research education and culture. It welcomes visitors with interactive permanent and special periodic exhibitions, experience-based museum pedagogical programs and cultural performances. Guided tours are available in five languages and special, thematically focused tours are offered regularly. A bookshop and a cozy coffee shop contribute to a memorable visit. A toilet is also available for visitors.
Good, descriptive information about the victims of the Holocaust and Hungarian people who would work in terrible conditions, and chilling videos shown. I felt like I didn’t learn anything new, but this was a good place to visit. Very pretty interiors.
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