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 world ever since he first put pen to paper as he described the personal trauma of a 15-year-old Holocaust survivor left without parents.

In honoring him I honor my own father who survived Mauthausen but lost his parents and only two siblings in the gas chambers of Auschwitz.

All educators about the horrors of the Holocaust are forever indebted to Elie Wiesel.

The Mensch International Foundation is pleased to announce the bestowing of the Mensch Award posthumously to Elie Wiesel. The awarding shall take place in Jerusalem in 2019.

Steve Geiger
Founder of the Mensch International foundation


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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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The exhibition takes place in the underground of the memorial center

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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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