18 Aug

Authentic Sites and Holocaust Remembrance – International Conference

What are the authentic locations of the Holocaust in Hungary? How do we preserve them and how do they contribute to remembrance? How do we commemorate where locations have remained unmarked? These and similar exciting questions will be answered by Hungarian and foreign experts at an international conference organized by the Holocaust Memorial Center on

23 Sep

Recognition by TripAdvisor

This year again visitors shared very favorable opinions about their impressions at the Holocaust Memorial Center in Budapest. Based on their evaluations, the Center has won again the Certificate of Excellence by TripAdvisor, one of the largest independent websites collecting views and assessments of tourists. According to the list of TripAdvisor, the Holocaust Memorial Center

17 Jan

New Publication by Prof. Braham

“The destiny of each community, major or modest, famous or obscure, can be found here, with its rabbis and merchants, its wise men and beggars, with their histories and their dreams:everything that vanished in faraway flames and into gigantic cemeteries can be found in the immensity of the grief that dominated the gloomy universe of

21 Nov

Collaboration and the Holocaust in Eastern Europe – Conference in Vienna

An interdisciplinary conference, co-organized in Vienna by the Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies and the Simon Wiesenthal Institute for Holocaust Studies, will deal with the history of collaboration and the Holocaust in Eastern Europe during WWII. The forum will bring together scholars in the humanities and social sciences to forge new analytical perspectives on collaboration

06 Nov

Eminent Holocaust Historian Prof. Israel Gutman Passed Away

Professor Israel Gutman was a survivor of the Warsaw Ghetto and Auschwitz, wittnes in Eichmann trial and was a trailblazing historian of the Holocaust. He died age 90 in Jerusalem, on October 1. At the occasion of his death, Yad Vashem Chairman Avner Shalev said: “My mentor and friend, Professor Israel Gutman, made a deep

04 Nov

Tunnel of Remembrance Opens in Austria

After ten years of preparations, the Tunnel of Remembrance was opened in Steyr, Upper Austria, on 23 October. The 140 meters long tunnel that has served earlier as an air-shelter was constructed amid inhuman conditions by the inmates of the Steyr concentration camp in 1943. The exhibition, displaying the history of the Steyr concentration camp

21 Oct

Hungary elected to chair the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance

Members of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA), at its meeting in Toronto from 6-10 October 2013, elected Hungary to chair the Alliance in 2015. IHRA was established in Stockholm through the initiative of former Swedish Prime Minister Göran Persson. In conjunction with the Stockholm meeting on the Holocaust and “Tell Ye Your Children” of

26 Aug

Walter Beck, Honorary President of the Mauthausen Committee Died

Walter Beck was born in Olomouc, Czechoslovakia, on February 8, 1921. In his childhood, in search for employment, his family has moved to Vienna, where the young Walter started his schools. He has learned German as a second mother-tongue, which later proved to be crucial for his survival of the Nazi Mauthausen camp. In the

14 Jun

“To me there’s no other choice – Raoul Wallenberg” Exhibition in Belgium

An exhibition titled “To me there’s no other choice – Raoul Wallenberg” opened in Mechelen, Belgium, at Kazerne Dossin, a Memorial, Museum and Documentation Centre on Holocaust and Human Rights in May 2013.  The Exhibition served as is a platform for dialogue on issues about tolerance, democracy and personal courage. It has been produced by

14 Jun

A Lost Holocaust Story: Jewish Refugees in the Soviet Union and Iran

The Vienna Wiesenthal Institute for Holocaust Studies, in the framework of the Simon Wiesenthal Lectures will stage a presentation by Atina Grossmann titled A Lost Holocaust Story: Jewish Refugees in the Soviet Union and Iran during World War II. The lecture will take place at the rooftop foyer of the Hof- und Staatsarchivs, at Minoritenplatz