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The Holocaust Memorial Center is a national institution established by the Government in 1999. In 2002, it decided to construct the building of the Center in Pava Street, outside of the traditional Jewish quarter, further emphasizing its national...more
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Pava utca 39, Budapest 1094, Hungary
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Visited the centre as an optional excursion with a Viking River cruise. The guide was well informed and spent a great deal of time showing and explaining details that were unknown to most of the non-Jewish members of the group. Went into the Synogue, up...More

Thank Lesley B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Humbling, sad, and heartbreaking. The marching of footsteps made you fell like you were part of it. Seeing the history of the Hungarian government be a part of the Holocaust makes you sick. Very touching with personal stories.

Thank mtskygirl
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A visit here won't be easy, but is a must do to understand what previous generations went through. It was very quiet and sombre when we went but is very well organised and informative. I left with goosebumps and a better understanding of the history...More

Thank Dem11
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very impressive. You really see what occurred here in Budapest during the Nazi regime. Take a tour. Vey good explanations inside. Particularly of interest is the out door sculpture of a tree that is also an upside down menorah. The leaves each have the name...More

Thank lfbmonkey
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very well organized memorial and walk through of the history of this important time period in our history. Shocking to learn just how complicit most in the the Hungarian government were, and how ordinary citizens sat back and even part took in what happened...and much...More

Thank Ken W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The tree sculpture on the grounds of the Memorial Center is worth a visit in and of itself. A masterful piece of artwork, depicting large numbers of victims represented by the leaves. For sure check out the Jewish district of Budapest, a great visit.

Thank Rose T
Reviewed 11 September 2018

A very sobering and solemn remembrance of the horrors and death visited on Hungarian Jews by the Nazis. This is very sensitively done and the amount of information is very impressive. A place to go and reflect and to mourn the suffering of others who...More

Thank Tim L
Reviewed 4 September 2018 via mobile

Nothing can prepare you for the horrific stories that the Hungarian Jews had to endure. There is some audio and a lot of reading and photos as you go through the center. It is in a renovated synagogue. You can easily spend a couple of...More

2  Thank Jacksoncr
Reviewed 1 September 2018 via mobile

Metro under construction but we took bus and walked. Glad we did. OMG can’t believe what was done to these people (Jews, gypsy’s, etc. Lighting on some exhibits could be better but the info conversely was undisputable. And sobering. Glad this place is funded and...More

1  Thank sedison2
Reviewed 30 August 2018

This is a place you go, not to "enjoy", but rather to ponder the evils of humans and find hope for the future. The tree outside is a striking example of art that speaks, as it's form is an upside down menorah, with the large...More

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Jenny L
20 December 2017|
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Response from 475sandy | Reviewed this property |
If you teach history, you will want more than two hours to experience the significance of this place. It brings the trauma to life in a very unique way, and it causes the visitor to remember and feel the sorrow. It is a... More
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23 March 2017|
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Response from Leigh-Harrington | Reviewed this property |
Unless they are particularly sensitive they should be fine there are one or too disturbing photos but it is more about people's stories than anything else
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Hello, at the entrance will be fine.
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