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
Ticket Office opentill p.m. 5:00

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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What is the exact name of the institution?

I have encountered various names of the institution in the press.

The correct name of the institution is Holocaust Memorial Center, in Hungarian Holokauszt Emlékközpont. The name of the foundation operating the institution is Holocaust Documentation Center Memorial Collection Public Foundation, the Hungarian acronym for it is HDKE.

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