Mission Statement

The Holocaust is anguish of the whole Hungarian nation, causing immeasurable loses in human lives and spiritual values. The Memorial Center researches and processes the history of persecution of the Hungarian Jewry and citizens declared to be Jewish based on contemporary racial acts, its triggering factors, the impact of the catastrophe and the consequences of the losses, as well as the reasons of breaking with the Hungarian historical traditions of coexistence.

The Institution considers that preserving the memories of the tragedy, as well as reconciliation are a national issue. The existence of the Center by itself is a token of piety by the Government, the Hungarian nation and society toward all the victims of the Shoah, our persecuted and slaughtered innocent compatriots, respect toward the Righteous Among the Nations and every unselfish rescuer.  

The Memorial Center is a site for collective morning and compassion with the victims and, at the same time, a venue for its enduring and adequate display. It is an important workshop of the national remembrance, its methodological focal point and catalyst. It demonstrates the importance of respecting human rights and the responsibility of protecting human lives; it radiates responsibility for the future by scientific research and realistic presentation of the past.

It has to amend a major historical omission by overcoming the ignorance of the topic caused by decades of sinful silence. For is social acceptance, high morality, devotion and credibility, respect for religious values and piety, as well as an air of openness are indispensible.


Foreword of the “House of Remembrance” concept

by Prof. Dr. Szabolcs Szita



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Holocaust Memorial Center
39 Páva St

(+36 1) 455-3333

Opening Hours

Tuesday-Sunday: 10:00 - 18:00
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Virtual Exhibitions

Visit the Holocaust Memorial Center, where a special and unique architectural style and atmosphere will see you.

Permanent Exhibition

From Deprivation of Rights to Genocide

To the Memory of the Victims of the Hungarian Holocaust The theme of the permanent exhibition is the Holocaust in Hungary. Its aim is to present and describe the persecution, suffering and murdering of Hungarian citizens, Jews and Roma, doomed to be exterminated on the basis of a racist ideology. The leading idea of the exhibition is to shed light on the relation between...

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Place of the Exhibition

The exhibition takes place in the underground of the memorial center

Organizer of the Exhibition

Hungarian National Museum

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Did You Know?

How many names are engraved to the Wall of Victims?

How can be names included to the list of identified victims?

Identification of more than half a million of victims of the Hungarian Holocaust requires persistent research efforts. At this moment, names of some 175,000 victims are engraved to the Wall.

Work on further identification of the names continues. It will be impossible to identify each and every victim, thus anonym, symbolic nametags are also placed on the Wall.

Visitors of the Memorial Center and visitors of the Center’s website can search the digital database of the victims. By filling in the Personal Data Form of the victims and returning it to our Institution, relatives or persons that have information about the victim, can initiate engraving the name to the Wall.

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