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“dr Endre Szanto - How it began..., an exhibition about the labor service of the 1940's”

Holocaust Memorial Center
Ranked #48 of 614 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.
Reviewed 28 June 2018

The exhibition is available until the end of September, although it's not mentioned on the official website of the Holocaust Memorial Center. It's based on the diary of dr Endre Szanto (a young physican), who was summoned to forced labor service with his brother in the 1940's. He took the chance to document every details, and was also able to use his Kodak, and make hundreds of pictures of the everyday life of the camp. It's a must.

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Reviewed 25 June 2018

We found this memorial center to be very informative. A warning that it is quite dark inside and you may need to use your phone to read some of the plaques. However the overall information gave us a very real picture of the Holocaust. Be sure to listen to the recordings about a few Jewish families (I think 5?) and what happened to them as the rooms follow the process of disenfranchisement, marginalization, exploitation, dehumanization, and extermination. Some of the videos were very graphic and upsetting.

The courtyard had glass walls etched with names of many of the 600,000 victims. All very moving.

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Reviewed 17 June 2018

Devastating. A testament to the tragedy of the loss of 600,000 Hungarian Jews at the hands of Hungarian Nazi collaborators. A loss to the entire world and to Hungary itself.

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Reviewed 17 June 2018

I came across this place whilst looking at Google Maps. The exhibition was very interesting and the inside of the ex-synagogue was stunning. Having visited one of the Concentration Camps in Poland, this museum as a whole really informed me about the lives of the jewish community of Budapest before, during and after WW2.

This museum is definitely somewhere I would recommend anyone to visit.

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Reviewed 9 June 2018 via mobile

I have been to more than 1 Holocust memorial as well as 3 concentration camps in Germany and Austria. I learned more here than the other places. There is a lot of reading and pictures, but very informative. There are a few artifacts, clothing and items, but mostly pictures and writings to go with the . All are also in English . Sobering. Outside were the names of hundreds of victims etched into tall glass walls.

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