“Persecution – Rescue – New Beginning” Exhibition in Berlin

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04 Oct

Opening: September 27, 2012 at 12,00 The exhibition within the premises of the Hungarian Embassy in Berlin illustrates the escalation of discrimination against Jews in Hungary from the 1920s. It puts an emphasis on the forced labor service during WWII, on the ghettoization and deportation of Jews living outside of Budapest, providing a complex picture of the Shoah and its consequences for the Jewish population in the post-war period. By displaying selected original artifacts, photos and documents from the collection of the Holocaust Memorial Center, it also provides an opportunity to present our Institution to the public of the German capital.


  1. Political anti-Semitism in the Horthy era (1920-1939)

  2. Forced labor service in Hungary (1939-1944)

  3. The year of ghettoization and deportations (1944)

  4. Hungarians in Auschwitz and other concentration camps (1944-1945)

  5. Rescuing during the Shoa

  6. Liberation – New Beginnings – Emigration


The exhibition is displayed in the ground floor hall of the Hungarian Embassy

Address: Unter den Linden 76, 10117 Berlin, Germany

Opened from September 27 until November 16, 2012

(Mondays to Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Fridays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.)


Holocaust Memorial Center (Budapest)

Hungarian Embassy (Berlin)

Arranged by: András Szécsényi, historian, museologists, Holocaust Memorial Center (Budapest)

Supervision by: Dr. János Botos, Deputy Director, Holocaust Memorial Center (Budapest)

Staff: Heléna Huhák, Erzsébet Papp and Mihály Csató, Mihály Holocaust Memorial Center (Budapest)

Translated by: Ildikó Fekete and Julius Höck, Holocaust Memorial Center (Budapest)

Graphic design by: Gabbiano Print Kft.