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“A Great Monument”

Holocaust Memorial Center
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Ranked #28 of 467 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.
Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv, Israel
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“A Great Monument”
Reviewed November 20, 2013

the visit was well worthwhile. Just a pity that more people do not visit it or that it is not promoted by the tourist authority.
Very educational about the recent history of budapest and its treatment of Jews

Visited November 2013
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Sydney, Australia
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38 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Excellent”
Reviewed November 12, 2013

we went about 10am in the morning and there was hardly anyone there which i would recommend. quite a bit of reading but well worth it. a lot of shocking pictures and stories but an excellent memorial.

Visited November 2013
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Hauntingly a must”
Reviewed November 7, 2013

We visited on my 50th birthday - will certainly remember it!
Although I knew the story of the Nazis and their maltreatment of the Jewish people, it's when you visit places like this that really open your eyes to the horrendous atrocities that many got away with - absolutely inhuman.
We initially got mixed up with the memorial and museum - as the museum is off the beaten track, but it was well worth going out of the way to visit (and a shame it's out of the way as it wasn't very busy - it should be more central).
Although a morbid and terrible topic, people should visit and acknowledge what the millions of victims and their families went through.

Visited October 2013
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Nuneaton, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Worth while finding it!”
Reviewed November 3, 2013

It is a well thought out memorial centre. Very informative about the experiences of Hungarian Jews. Be warned, there are some of the most graphic images I have seen from the holocaust on display (considering I am a history teacher!)

Visited October 2013
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3 Thank MJames004
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West Mids
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Interesting and educational”
Reviewed October 26, 2013

We went on a free day but I would have happily paid, a moving tribute to those who lost their lives in the Holocaust. Again like most things in Budapest not signposted but with a map which is picked up anywhere it is easily found. Visit this place to learn or to pay your respects.

Visited October 2013
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