75th Anniversary of the Destruction of the Minsk Ghetto

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75 years ago, on 21 October 1943, the German security forces and their collaborators surrounded the Minsk ghetto for the last time. It was the day of the final destruction of the ghetto and the day of murdering its last residents. The Nazis established the ghetto on 19 July 1941, within a month of the occupation of the Belarusian capital. The more than fifty thousand...

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Ninetieth Anniversary of Birth of Elie Wiesel

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The Mensch International Foundation wishes to honor fond the memory of Elie Wiesel today which would have been his 90th Birthday. His loss is not only a personal loss to his wife and son but a profound loss to the world. It is especially a loss to all Holocaust survivors and their children. Elie Wiesel, prisoner no. H-7713, was the conscience of the...

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Holocaust by Bullets Seminar


The Holocaust Memorial Center in Budapest in cooperation with Yahad In Unum, a research organization from France is organizing a two days international seminar focusing on the Holocaust by bullets, atrocities committed by the Nazi Germany in German Occupied Soviet Territories between 18941-44. The seminar will take place on 30th November and 1st December 2018 at the...

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Shana Tova!

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He who has control over time, has control over agendas - writes Ushi Derman in his new year's blog on the page of the Museum of the Jewish People at Beit Hatfutsot. The article also features a photo of the late Chief Rabbi József Schweitzer, a great friend and supporter of the Holocaust Memorial Center in Budapest. With this reading we wish you a...

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Commemorating the Liberation of the Mauthausen Concentration Camp


Thousands of visitors have attended the 73rd anniversary of the liberation of the Mauthausen concentration camp. The commemoration event was also attented by the Austrian President of the State and the Federal Government's Minor Officer. The three-member delegation of the Holocaust Memorial Center was led by Prof. Dr. Szita Szalbocs. As part of the commemoration...

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Let your objects tell their stories

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Imagine the Nazi- era in Kaposvár, a city in the southwestern part of Hungary. A boy, around 7-8 years old, is in love with a little Jewish girl. Eventually, during one of the deportations, she and her family is forced to leave her house, leaving nothing behind. The boy runs to their house and the only thing he finds is a completely empty envelope, with no adress on it,...

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David Gur turns 92

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David Gur was born in 1926 in Okany, southeastern Hungary, to a family of four. After matriculation he joined the Hashomer Hatzair movement in Budapest, where the organization was compelled to act under illegal conditions. After the occupation of Hungary by the Germans in 1944 he went underground by means of Aryan documents. He joined the underground workshop team for forging...

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International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance- Annual Report 2017

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2017 has been a year of important discussions and excellent cooperation within the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance. Under the thoughtful guidance of the Swiss Chairmanship, the 31 Member Countries agreed on a strategy for the first time in the organization’s 20 year history. ˝In times of rising antisemitism and populism, the IHRA recognizes more than ever...

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Free Entrance on 15th of March

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Dear visitors, In commemoration of the Hungarian Revolution of 1848, the Holocaust Memorial Center will provide free entrance for the public on the 15th of March. Opening Hours: 10:00 – 18:00 Ticket office open till 17:00

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Opening of the exhibition ˝8 Months in Hungary˝- An exhibition by the International Commitee of the Red Cross (ICRC)

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The opening of the exhibition ˝8 Months in Hungary˝ took place on Friday, 2nd of March 2018 at the Metropolitan Ervin Szabó library. 8 panels, illustrated by documents from the ICRC archive, cover the crucial period between March and October 1944, from the German occupation of Hungary to the seizure of power by the Nazi Arrow Cross Party. Durind this period a...

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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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