Situated right behind the Great Synagogue of Budapest is the poignant Holocaust Tree of Life Memorial, designed by sculptor Imre Varga. It is said to be the hidden gem of Dohany Street. The memorial was built in honor of the 400,000 Jews who were killed by the Nazis.
As you observe the memorial, you will notice that it is constructed in the form of weeping willow symbol of mourning in the Hungarian Jewish tradition, it has the names of Holocaust victims inscribed on its leaves. The park was established in the 1990s after Hungary regained a democratic rule. The memorial was completed in 1996, thanks to the generous donation from Estée Lauder, renowned international manufacturer of beauty and skincare products.