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The permanent exhibition of the Holocaust Memorial Center, “From Deprivation of Rights to Genocide” is displayed on some 1500 sq. meters in the exhibition halls situated in the basement of the building.

For the periodic exhibitions the space of the refurbished synagogue, particularly its gallery is used.

Architect István Mányi placed the exhibition on the Holocaust Hungary in underground rooms, signaling that the displayed history represent a dark chapter of the human morality and ethics. The interior architectural elements (the sloped floor, division of space by columns) reemphasize this message, guiding the visitor into the developments, hinting that the events, once put on a historical slope led to the nadir, the genocide.



“The design of the permanent exhibition was not our task, but we have created its mental and physical frame, because without it, the whole building can’t be interpreted.

We have imagined the topic, where in a space defined by slopes, tilted columns and twisted ceilings, the story starts from the first Jewish Act, the numerous clauses , and through concentrations and deportations, it narrows to the Holocaust itself.

From this spot, through the ascending stairs, one can already spot the reconstructed Torah ark. Walking upstairs, the space opens, the space of the reconstructed church, the space of remembrance, of respite. Catharsis.”

Architect István Mányi

Galleries

Title
Permanent Exhibition

Contact

Holocaust Memorial Center
39 Páva St
Budapest

(+36 1) 455-3333
info@hdke.hu

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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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