The Holocaust Memorial Centre will commemorate the lifesaving activities of Ottó Komoly and the Hungarian Zionist movement during the Holocaust in a tableau exhibition opened on 12 July 2023.
Otto Komoly, president of the Hungarian Zionist Federation and from 1943 of the Budapest Rescue Committee, was appointed by Friedrich Born in September 1944 to head the „A” section of the International Red Cross. Together with his Zionist comrades, they rescued thousands of Jews, managed children’s homes and provided food for the residents of the ghetto. On 1 January 1945, he was taken and murdered by Arrow Cross troops. The exhibition pays tribute to his heroism and self-sacrificing life, and shows how Zionism, based on a long tradition, became a widespread mass movement in Hungary in the years after the World War II.
Our goal is to make Nathan Kohn (Ottó Komoly), who is highly respected in Israel, widely known in Hungary, so that he takes his deserved position among the greatest rescuers.
|Soul rescuers - The contents of the exhibition in English||8 MB|