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Our guide brought us here and explained how the government used it to try to shift the blame for... read more

Reviewed August 4, 2019
Frbrs70
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Altoona, Pennsylvania
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Thought provoking

The ambiguous nature of this memorial and the anti-memorial that has developed around it are an... read more

Reviewed March 30, 2019
Ajaxtol
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed August 4, 2019 via mobile

Our guide brought us here and explained how the government used it to try to shift the blame for the atrocities of WW II entirely to the Nazis. Protest memorial remembering the victims has grown up in front of it. Well worth a few moments...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed August 3, 2019

Saw this when I was walking around downtown. Didn't realize what I was seeing until later. More interesting than that actual memorial is the make-shift memorial that folks have done around it. Worth seeing it but read about it first.

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed May 13, 2019

Happy about the decision of the city to place this grand monument that contradicts the history and shows the the truth behind the events that occurred during WWII. Brought an opportunity after more than 70 years to deal with history, as much as happens these...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed May 7, 2019

A heartbreaking blending of German and Hungarian Nazis controversial in its whitewashing of Hungarian history. In front of the monument the people have made their own memorial to the true victims photos and messages from family members who lost someone to this horrific time in...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed April 9, 2019 via mobile

The genuine information and value is to be found in front of the ‘memorial’ . The guide that we had on our walking tour told us about how the Hungarian people & state were dominated and occupied by the Nazis. You need to scratch the...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed March 30, 2019

The ambiguous nature of this memorial and the anti-memorial that has developed around it are an interesting contrast to the detached view of Hungary’s Soviet past that is memorialized almost ironically in Memento Park. Spend time here reading the material left by those opposing this...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed January 16, 2019

Quite a moving experience but not for the reason that the government expected when they put up the memorial. It is an attempt to imply that Hungary was subjugated by the Germans in WWII when if fact up to 1944 the government was at worst...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed December 3, 2018

I think seeing this drove home to me the very different experiences of different peoples and different nations during world war II. Initially, I couldn't understand the controversy around this structure, until I read the explanantions that are pinned up all around the area. Having...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed October 20, 2018 via mobile

I did not take any photos as it felt somehow wrong to intrude on the grief of others. The story of the two memorials here, the undedicated memorial and the protest memorial are told relatively well on site but you get more richness when have...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 1, 2018

On the face of it a monument to the de facto German takeover of Hungary in 1944 and those that died after this. During World War II Hungary was closely allied with Germany, especially in the fight against the Soviet Union after Germany’s initial invasion....More

Date of experience: September 2018
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