Holocaust Memorial Center, Budapest

4.2
#3 of 255 in Museums in Hungary
Set in a former synagogue, Holocaust Memorial Center focuses on Holocaust research and education. This institution was established in 1999 and opened to the public in 2004 in the old Pava synagogue outside of the city's Jewish district. Learn about the history of the Holocaust through the state-run museum's permanent and visiting exhibits, as well as its cultural programs. The structure dates to the 1920s but was renovated by architect István Mányi before opening as a museum. Take a guided tour of the memorial center to pay tribute to Hungarian Jews killed during World War II. Plan to see Holocaust Memorial Center and other attractions that appeal to you using our Budapest route planner .
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  • So you have skin in this impressive place. Extremely sad his visit, makes us remember the horror that lived many thousands of people, you find yourself in the same place who years ago suffered thousands of people. It is a nice tribute to those people that makes us not forget this historical fact. The tree of life is precious.
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  • Some of the equipment wasn't working (e.g. the headphones hanging from the screens). There was a lot of reading and mostly hard facts rather than stories. This was not for me, but history enthusiasts ...  more »
  • We visited this synagogue and courtyard on a recent river cruise. We were most impressed with the courtyard and amazing metal weeping willow tree. Many Hungarian Jews were executed in the courtyard of...  more »
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  • Very interesting and, at certain points, a bit moving. But there is a lot to take in. There is a lot of text and at times the timeline walking through seems to jump around a bit. But, I definitely think it was worth the trip and only 5mins walk from a metro station.
  • I really loved the way the museum is conceived. The corridor, the shadows and the footsteps noise makes you go back in the past. The stories, the photos were so well selected. All the stories and memories of my family during the war came back to life.
  • A great, but tough museum. Definitely worth a visit and a must see! The way they show what happened is very powerful, yet horrible to see.
  • Mandatory place for visiting. It’s very creepy to see these photos and videos, read histories of Jewish families which never returned their homes. But it’s vital to know history to never admit it again.
  • Many of the interactive displays were broken, audio points not working. So much repetition of the same points and conflicting information on the culpability of the Hungarian regime's role in the Holocaust. Not well laid out and poorly lit at points, I would recommend an audio or physical guide, maybe that's why it didn't work for me. Still, an interesting Hungarian perspective but wouldn't go again.

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