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Holocaust Memorial Center

Pava u. 39, Budapest 1094, Hungary
+36 1 455 3333
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Ranked #22 of 256 attractions in Budapest
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums
Owner description: The Holocaust Memorial Center is a national institution established by the Government in 1999. In 2002, it decided to construct the building of the... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

I bought the ticket for the great Synagogue. Outside in the back is the weeping willow with each leaf a reminder of the Jews who died by the Nazi's. Tastefully done. Striking. Along the side of the Synagogue were tomb stones from the 1940's. One hit me so hard that my breath was taken away. The name, the dates 12/1944-3/1945,... More

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Frisco, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

The focus of this Holocaust Memorial is on the Jews and the Roma as the Nazi's gradually criminalized them, removed them from Hungarian society, and the systematically murdered them. The presentation pulls no punches. It uses documentary footage, photos, propaganda posters, interviews and artifacts to make its case. Uniquely, it also follows several families through the period of time from... More

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Las Vegas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

The entire city of Budapest is a living history lesson, from the shoes by the river to the concrete apartment buildings on the outskirts of the city. This Memorial takes your breath away, mans inhumanity to man is in every step you take.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

This is the second time I have been here and each time it is very haunting. This time I noticed some of the accounts and photographs were taken in some of the streets in District 7 that we were staying and eating in. Really brought this horrific period in history to life.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

A terrible part of human history, but a great museum. Complete it with a visit to the museum of terror and you get a picture of the Hungarian history

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

I appreciate that this Holocaust Memorial has been created to remember the horrors enacted upon the Jewish and Roma citizens of Budapest and Hungary in 1944-45. It is a very somber but necessary reminder, like the shoe memorial on the Danube. There is incredible design and beauty to the synagogue and newer museum buildings; the corridor of marching steps helps... More

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Oakland, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Went to the Holocaust Memorial Center and it is interesting a worth a visit. Maybe a little small and unsubstantial, given the number of Jewish people in Hungary who were affected by the Holocaust. The synagogue, which is part of the same facility, is excellent and definitely worth seeing.

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Pirkkala, Finland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Budapest has experienced many horrible things in its history. The holocaust is one of them. The Holocaust Memorial Center is worth visiting, so that we don't forget what happened not too long ago.

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

A well laid out and thoughtful experience for visitors to Hungary wishing to know more about how the Shoah extended into the Hungarian Jewish and Roma/Sinti population, the politics and realities of the time. The museum is well laid out and takes the visitor on a journey through time and brings out some poignant history that I wasn't aware of,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

The memorial center offers great insight in the dark history in Hungary during the second world war. Very well presented both in hungarian and english. After the route in the museum you'll end in the synagogue. At the inner courtyard a huge wall with names stands. A place to reflect!

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