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“Well worth a visit”

Holocaust Memorial Center
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$22.77*
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Ranked #30 of 486 things to do in Budapest
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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.
Reviewed August 12, 2013

This memorial centre is very well presented and certainly not for the faint hearted. it documents the extermination of the Hungarian Jews in a thought provoking manner and confirms man's inhumanity to man. The visit takes approx. 2 hours and it is advisable to bring a bottle of water with you, especially in hot weather, as the air was quite heavy.
While outside the city centre, the place is close to the Metro station - Corvin Negyed. If you have an interest in the past, don't miss visiting this memorial to so many Hungarians.

Thank Thomas Gerald B
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Reviewed July 30, 2013

This is a profoundly moving memorial and we were fortunate to have a very passionate guide. A must see. A horrific story and one that must not be forgotten.

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Reviewed July 27, 2013

very nice and modern museum where i could find out more about the 2nd world war situation in eastern countries... very well presented and located very centrally. i recommend it to people that would like history and would like to know more about WWII.

Thank nick s
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Reviewed July 18, 2013

The presentation follows four families of varied background through the years before and during the Holocaust in Hungary. Although I know a lot of history, there were many new things I learned. The Synagogue is very beautiful and quiet after the intense emotional experience of the museum.

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Reviewed July 17, 2013

Gave the atmosphere and numerous accounts of the hardship, fear, atrocities and dire conditions endured by the Hungarian people.

Thank tiger843tiger
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