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, depicting the synagogue of Jerusalem and two trees.

Fast forward to today, when an 80 years old man is entering the Holocaust Memorial Center, carrying this envelope in his hands. It’s the same boy, only older, and he has kept it intact all these years. A reminder of the violently disrupted pure love of two kids during the Holocaust.  Now, thanks to his kind donation, this envelope is a part of the Holocaust Memorial Center’s collection, which holds various kinds of archival materials and objects, documentations of the history of exclusion, persecution, forced military labour service and civilian forced labour as well as deportation.

The contribution of the survivors, visitors and supporters through the years is very important in enriching our collection. So if you are a Holocaust survivor, the relative of a Holocaust survivor or someone related in any way to these events and you want to share your story and experience, the Holocaust Memorial Center invites you to submit any document, photograph, memoir or object from this period of time you may have.

In that way you ensure it’s preservation for the future generations, and you contribute to the work of researchers, teachers, students and persons or visitors interested in the subject.

Every little object, document, photograph has a story to tell. A story that needs to be heard.


If you want to submit something to the collection contact us at the following e-mail:

info@hdke.hu

Contact

Holocaust Memorial Center
39 Páva St
Budapest

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

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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