Holocaust Memorial Center

Holocaust Memorial Center

 Holocaust Memorial Center

1094 Budapest, Páva street 39.

“where the past sends a message to future…”

The memorial center is a friendly place, considering the heavy subject matter. The most important message of the Holocaust is, that such an event can never occur again under any circumstances. The tools for prevention are knowledge and remembrance.

Central-East-Europe’s first national institute -which deals with the Holocaust- is the Holocaust Memorial Center of Budapest. Its unique building is an exhibition, which represents the Hungarian Holocaust’s story, a memorial place, educational-training center, historical collection and a library. The Holocaust Memorial Center’s building complex creates a unique ensemble mixing modern and classical architecture. One of the biggest, eclectic Synagogues in Budapest, can be found here, which was built in 1924. The modern building partly symbolizes the distorted world which came of the Holocaust.

Its quiet inside yard is the memorial place of the Holocaust: it commemorates more than 500 victims from the lost Jewish community of 1441 people. Visitors are helped by a computer database to find theirrelatives’, and friends’ names. The permanent exhibition “From Rights deprived to Genocide” shows the Hungarian Holocaust with personal and family stories, interactive maps, touch screens, and with archive films. The exhibition is guided in four languages, it’s open between 10 and 18 every day, except on Monday. The artifacts, documents, photos, recordings can be seen by visitors and researchers after making an appointment.

The Holocaust Memorial Center organizes cultural events, educational programs and professional conferences