Szanto Memorial House
Szanto Memorial House
4.5
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Jose E/Punta Cana Doctors
Punta Cana, Dominican Republic1,418 contributions
Jun 2016 • Friends
We visited this Synagogue meanwhile in Szentendra and it was very touching but at the same moment great to see how a family dispersed all over the world has decided this place will be their
Home forever.
A mist visit when in town
Written June 18, 2016
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David-Miriam-Cohen
Israel292 contributions
Oct 2018 • Family
Our guide took us there to see the so-called "world's smallest synagogue", a claim which is unsubstantiated. What we found was much more than a small shul. The first synagogue built in Hungary after WWII, the building is also a memorial to the small (about 250 people) but vibrant Jewish community of Szentendre which was almost totally destroyed by the Nazis. Maintained by a descendent of the Szanto family members murdered in the holicaust, the museum is small yet powerful. Google Earth took me to the small Jewish cemetary, about 850 meters away which is locked but from the gate looks to be well maintained.
Must see on a trip to Hungary. No entrance fee but there is a donation box.
Written October 13, 2018
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Dorie60898
Atlanta, GA57 contributions
Aug 2015 • Couples
Loved finding this in Szentendre as it made the day trip to that city so much more worthwhile for us. I only wish the caretaker had had the courtesy to get off her phone as it was very disturbing to hear her talking when the sanctuary itself is so small. Maybe the owners can request she be off the phone when visitors are in attendance. Like another reviewer, someone who speaks another language would have been very helpful
Written August 13, 2015
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Jolan B
Szentendre, Hungary50 contributions
Jun 2014
A tiny room of worship, this memorial was created and funded by the descendant of the Szántó family. The city of Szentendre had a small Jewish community before ww2, -it even had an elementary shool-. Hardly any of them survived the Holocaust. It is good to see that there is a sign of revival and activity in the Jewish community of Szentendre Today, partially thanks to this small place of worship.
Written September 1, 2014
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PeterG539
Guernsey, United Kingdom235 contributions
Apr 2014 • Couples
Szanto Zsinagoga - the world's smallest synagogue.
We were on a walk through Szentendre as part of a river cruise and came across this amazing place by accident. It is an beautiful memorial to a family who suffered so much yet wanted to have their story told. The story is told and really made us very sad as we were occupied in WW2. I took my hat off when entering the synagogue and was asked by the custodian to replace it as a mark of respect - which I gladly did. There is an English translation which helps.
We were so pleased to have had the opportunity to visit - please do so too if you can and remember man's inhumanity to man. It is proper to make a donation on leaving.
Written June 5, 2014
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greyhound85034
Phoenix, AZ3,923 contributions
Jul 2013 • Couples
This Memorial Home is dedicated to the remembrance of the family who created it and some of whom were transported to the death camps in 1944. There are interesting photographs of the family in addition to artifacts. You can sit and read from the prayer books, view the Arc containing two Torahs, one of which is Kosher. A must visit.
Written July 4, 2013
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Sheri O
Haifa, Israel104 contributions
Oct 2018 • Solo
A non-Jewish woman greets visitors to this site. She is learning English so one day she may be able to answer questions for the non-Hungarian. I found her pleasant and with a Hungarian tour-guide who stayed after his group left, I had the privilege to ask some questions and get good answers. Even without translation, you know you are seeing real artifacts from the Jewish community of 250 that was wiped out in the Holocaust. It is a site that celebrates the life of a community. Today, there are about 20-30 Jews living in Szentendre, none of whom were born there. They meet in the synagogue when a rabbi comes from Budapest to lead them in prayer.
Written October 18, 2018
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klmaestra
Silver Spring, MD1,040 contributions
Sep 2018 • Couples
While we were on our walking tour of Szentendre, our local guide pointed out a small street where we could go later to see a small synagogue and memorial to residents of Szentendre who died in the Holocaust. The courtyard memorial with the names of town residents who perished during the Holocaust was very moving. The small memorial house inside offered insights into the Jewish lives there in the past. Too bad the woman working there that day there was not very engaging and tried mostly to ignore us as we had questions and wanted to find out more information. Nice to see that the lives of those lost are remembered for posterity.
Written October 8, 2018
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Gabriel H
Bellaire, TX6,996 contributions
Oct 2017 • Couples
This is a small synagogue and museum, in memory of a Jewish family and many members of the Jewish community killed during the Holocaust. The inner patio has a wall with the names of the victims and there are multiple historical objects throughout the house. It is a sobering visit, reminding us again of the price of ignorance and hatred. Doations are accepted.
Written March 6, 2018
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Hyton
Vancouver, Canada152 contributions
Sep 2016
What a blessing to find this small synagogue and memorial in Szentendre. A poignant memorial to lives lost in the Holocaust. We tried unsuccessfully to find the cemetery. Wish there had been directions available.
Written September 24, 2016
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Szanto Memorial House, Szentendre

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