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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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Exhibition closed for visitors


Due to the National Wallenberg competition for high school students, the permanent exhibition of the Holocaust Memorial Center is closed to the visitors on Thursday, January 25, from 10 to 12 am. We are sorry for the inconveniences.

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Hungary honours Scottish Missionary

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A special exhibition in honour of Scottish missionary Jane Haining was opened in the Holocaust Memorial Centre in Budapest. Miss Haining, who grew up near Dumfries, served as Matron at the Scottish Mission school in Budapest during the 1930s and 1940s. Against advice from Church of Scotland officials, Miss Haining remained in Budapest during the Holocaust. Arrested in...

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Jane Haining: Scot who died at Auschwitz honoured in Budapest


Source – BBC News A Scot who gave her life to help protect Jewish schoolgirls during World War Two is to be honoured in her adopted city 73 years after she died.Jane Haining will be the focus of a new exhibition in the Holocaust Memorial Centre in Budapest. Spokesman Zoltan Toth-Heinmann said the Church of Scotland missionary, who grew up in Dunscore, near Dumfries, was a...

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IHRA Conference on Refugee Policies Concludes

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ROME, 17 February 2017 – The International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) conference in cooperation with the Holy See “Refugee Policies from 1933 until Today: Challenges and Responsibilities” concluded this evening at the Palazzo della Cancelleria in Rome. The conference brought together international experts to...

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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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