The Holocaust Museum, also known as the Holocaust Memorial Center, was opened in 2004. Earlier a synagogue was located here, and as they started building the memorial center they decided to rebuild/renovate the former synagogue as well, which is now a part of the permanent exhibition of the museum. The importance of the museum has become even greater as some people in our days deny the fact that there ever was a holocaust.
The permanent exhibition “From Deprivation of Rights to Genocide” gives insight into the history of the Jews in Hungary, but also gives some information about the Roma (gypsies). You can follow them throughout the 19th century, and in the start of the 20th century, and see the background for the terrible actions that were taken during the Second World War. There are also details concerning exactly what happened during the Second World War, and about how the Hungarians helped, or did not help, the Jews in the nation. The information is passed on through videos, computer screens, newspapers, music, objects and pictures. Everything is made available in both Hungarian and English. In the end of the permanent exhibition you can enter into the synagogue, where you are also allowed to make pictures.
Holocaust Memorial Center
1094 Budapest, Páva Utca 39
10:00 to 18:00. Closed on Mondays
News from Holocaust Memorial Center
- Art in Exile: Holocaust Museum April 27, 2010
- The Árpád-Stripers then and now: Holocaust Museum November 30, 2009