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Holocaust Memorial Center
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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.
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“A Must Visit. ”
Reviewed August 15, 2013 via mobile

Gives you a glance from the past... a totally different perspective of beautiful hungary; the progress that it been through since & the destructive racist/antisemitic human nature in overall, this time in Europe.

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Helsinki, Finland
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“Visited the exhibition and synagogue”
Reviewed August 13, 2013

For some reason I seemed to have missed some of the sights seen in the picture here. But no regrets, the exhibition was excellent and I never had known so much about Nazi's and their obsession to spread the Aryan race. I really felt for the victims and the visit makes me rethink my own views on certain sections of the society. I would also say that the Jews have done a good job in researching and educating people on their plight during those times. I think my own people (Hindu's) need to gather evidence of the various Hindu genocides that happened during the era of Islamic invasions. The holocaust of Hindu kush & more recently the plight of Kashmiri pandits needs to reach the world. Also the holocaust of Sikhs, Tibeteans and Muslims in certain cases needs to be researched and shown to people. The idea is to stop killings based on religion, looks, sexual preferences etc.

I urge everyone visiting Budapest to take time out and visit this memorial center to build a better mankind.

Visited August 2013
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Wexford, Ireland
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“Well worth a 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.

Visited August 2013
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Toronto, Canada
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“Excellent Tour and Tour Guide”
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.

Visited July 2013
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Dublin, Ireland
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“very interesting experience”
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.

Visited November 2012
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