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Address: Pava utca 39, Budapest 1094, Hungary
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The Holocaust Memorial Center is a national institution established by the...

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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The synagogue was quite an amazing building with some interesting inclusions borrowed from the Christian model eg a large pipe organ, which is quite foreign to Jewish... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 July 2015
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2015

The synagogue was quite an amazing building with some interesting inclusions borrowed from the Christian model eg a large pipe organ, which is quite foreign to Jewish synagogues.It is the second largest in the world. The Holocaust Memorial section was very interesting and moving. The Memorial Tree was very interesting and the Museum was very well presented. The surrounding Jewish... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2015 via mobile

We visited here on our first day and had a tour of the Jewish quarter and through the memorial. We learnt a lot and found the tour to be very informative. The museum part is quite small but still interesting. The memorial sculpture helps to get the scale into perspective with names of those who lost their lives engraved onto... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2015

We took our sons and spent at least 2.5 hours here. You begin by reading about the history of the Jewish community in Budapest. As you progress through the rooms, you track the loss of rights, property,freedom, dignity and ultimately life of the Budapest Jewish community. a very moving experience and an important educational one for sure.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2015

Not enormous but the tour gave me a real appreciation for what Austrian Jews went through. There's videos, pictures, a few artifacts. All is presented in English as well. We even got in for free as a college professors (educators are free) so we gladly gave a donation.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2015

Absolutely a must see location. Plan at least three hours more if you can. It is a fabulous collection of historic events.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2015

We visited here in May 2015, it was quite touching. We took a walking tour of Jewish Budapest and this was part of the tour, part of an old Temple. We found this memorial, along with several others in Budapest, to be small but significant to those of us impacted by the Holocaust. There are quite a few memorials in... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2015

The beauty and peace is magical. The open court yards lead past where thousands of Jews were slaughtered by the Nazi and there bodies are buried. In the final courtyard is the modern memorial: a delicate, silver leafed tree. Each leaf has the name of a Jew who was murdered.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2015

If you want to get a real impression of what life in Hungry was like under Nazi occupation then this is the place to come. It is much better at getting accross the atrocities committed than the House of Terror. We arrived here at 5pm and it closes at 6 so we did not get to see everything, (It was... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2015

Very informative. It is set out nicely and easy to follow. The explanations and exhibits are depressingly attractive. Easy to spend a few hours lost in a sad period of our history.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2015

A place to fully inform you of the terrible hardships and tragic demise of so many people. A place for reflection that leaves you feeling very sad. A lot of thought has gone into this and it fully deserves support.

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