17 Aug

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

04 Jan

Holiday Season Opening Hours

Dear Visitors, During the holiday season the exhibitions of the Holocaust Memorial Center will be open to visitors according to the following schedule:       Hanukkah December 7 – 14 – On December 7 and 14 CLOSED, on the other days OPEN Christmas December 24– CLOSED December 25– CLOSED December 26– CLOSED December 27–

20 Apr

“Killed with Hate, Saved with Love”

In 2016 Romania will take the lead of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) Starting 2016 Romania will take the lead of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) Starting 2016 Romania will take the lead of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA). In preparation to this function, the Holocaust Memorial Center in Budapest has invited

17 Oct

Holocaust Memorial Center welcomes Budapest Card holders

As in previous years, in 2014 the Holocaust Memorial Center is welcoming and continue offering 50% entrance fee discount to holders of the Budapest Card, the official city card. All types of the card – valid for 24, 48 and 72 hours – are accepted. For further details please see the official website of the

18 Apr

First Hungarian Exhibition in Google Cultural Institute Historic Moments Collection

The Google Cultural Institute is well known among the Hungarian museologists and connoisseurs of art and culture. As of mid-March, the first Hungarian exhibition is available on the platform’s Historic Moments collection – posted by the Holocaust Memorial Center in Budapest. The Pál Kornis’ Labor Service  A Hotbed of Corruption exhibition introduces the forced labor

13 Mar

Gábor Verő Passed Away

Gábor Verő, retired director of the New Hungarian Central Archives died at age 89. As a survivor from deportations to Auschwitz and Ebensee, he was a relentless actor of historical research, publishing and teaching of the Holocaust. He was engaged in the leadership of the Committee of the Persecuted by Nazism and one of the

19 Dec

Visit by Ambassador Gideon Behar

Ambassador Gideon Behar, Director of the Israeli Foreign Ministry’s Department for Combating anti-Semitism visited the Holocaust Memorial Center on 1 December 2013. Prof. Dr. Szabolcs Szita, acting director of the institution guided ambassador Behar through the permanent exhibition and explained the historical background and particularities of the Holocaust in Hungary. The visitor was briefed also

10 Oct

Visit by Sir Andrew Burns

Sir Andrew Burns, Special Envoy for Post-Holocaust issues of the United Kingdom visited the Holocaust Memorial Center in Budapest on September 10. He was welcomed by Prof. Dr. György Haraszti, chairman of the Board of the Center, Prof. Dr. Szabolcs Szita, managing director, and Dr. János Botos, deputy managing director of the institution. Sir Andrew

26 Aug

Rescuers Recognized on the Day of Humanity

Eleven people who rescued Jewish lives during the Second World War received the “Helytállásért” (For Commitment) certificate of merit at the Budapest Holocaust Memorial Center on the Day of Humanity commemoration. At the same occasion father Imre Kozma, the Chairman of the Hungarian Maltese Aid was declared the Guardian of Humanity by the Holocaust Public

30 May

Visit by Sara J. Bloomfield and Paul A. Shapiro of USHMM

On May 2, 2013 Sara J. Bloomfield, Director of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and Paul A. Shapiro, Director of the Museum’s Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies visited the Holocaust Memorial Center in Budapest. Following the guided tour of the institution’s permanent exhibition, the guest had talks with Director Prof. Dr. Szabolcs Szita and