The Public Foundation

The Holocaust Documentation Center and Memorial Collection Public Foundation was established in 2002 by the Hungarian government as a legal successor of the Hungarian Auschwitz Foundation formed in 1990, relying on and broadening the more than a decade of professional work of its predecessor. The objective of the Public Foundation is research, presentation and teaching the history of Holocaust. The institution, located at 39 Páva Street, Budapest, is the first Holocaust Memorial Center in Central Europe founded by state. It is financed from the state budget, and fulfills its objectives in cooperation with institutions in Hungary and abroad, with the support of private persons.

Chairman of the Board of the Foundation
Prof. Dr. Andor Grósz


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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Did You Know?

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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