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Address: Pava St. 39, Budapest 1094, Hungary
Phone Number: +36 1 455 3333
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Description: The Holocaust Memorial Center is a national institution established by the...
The 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 Pava Street, outside of the traditional Jewish quarter, further emphasizing its national character.The Holocaust Memorial Center is one of the few institutions in the world, established by the state, that 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 Pava 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.
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Excellent educational visit.

We took our sons and spent at least 2.5 hours here. You begin by reading about the history of the Jewish community in Budapest. As you progress through the rooms, you track the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

We took our sons and spent at least 2.5 hours here. You begin by reading about the history of the Jewish community in Budapest. As you progress through the rooms, you track the loss of rights, property,freedom, dignity and ultimately life of the Budapest Jewish community. a very moving experience and an important educational one for sure.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Not enormous but the tour gave me a real appreciation for what Austrian Jews went through. There's videos, pictures, a few artifacts. All is presented in English as well. We even got in for free as a college professors (educators are free) so we gladly gave a donation.

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Fresno, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Absolutely a must see location. Plan at least three hours more if you can. It is a fabulous collection of historic events.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We visited here in May 2015, it was quite touching. We took a walking tour of Jewish Budapest and this was part of the tour, part of an old Temple. We found this memorial, along with several others in Budapest, to be small but significant to those of us impacted by the Holocaust. There are quite a few memorials in... More 

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

The beauty and peace is magical. The open court yards lead past where thousands of Jews were slaughtered by the Nazi and there bodies are buried. In the final courtyard is the modern memorial: a delicate, silver leafed tree. Each leaf has the name of a Jew who was murdered.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

If you want to get a real impression of what life in Hungry was like under Nazi occupation then this is the place to come. It is much better at getting accross the atrocities committed than the House of Terror. We arrived here at 5pm and it closes at 6 so we did not get to see everything, (It was... More 

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Netanya, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Very informative. It is set out nicely and easy to follow. The explanations and exhibits are depressingly attractive. Easy to spend a few hours lost in a sad period of our history.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

A place to fully inform you of the terrible hardships and tragic demise of so many people. A place for reflection that leaves you feeling very sad. A lot of thought has gone into this and it fully deserves support.

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Its such a shame places like this are sort of 'out of the way'. The Budapest Holocaust Museum is a little walk away from the main attractions and not very well advertised as some where you should go to. But you should go!!! A quant museum, set out tactfully and tastefully. Was thankfully not busy when we went and we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

The true role of Hungary in WWII is revealed in this excellently curated museum, unlike the revisionist version told across town at the House of Terror. I brought my study abroad college students, and they lingered over each exhibit, taking it all in. We had visited a Nazi concentration camp the week before, so they were quite interested in (and... More 

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Address: Address: Pava St. 39, Budapest 1094, Hungary
Phone Number: +36 1 455 3333
Location: Europe  >  Hungary  >  Central Hungary  >  Budapest

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