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Holocaust Memorial Center (Budapest)

The Holocaust Memorial Center (Hungarian: Holokauszt Emlékközpont) is a renovated synagogue that dates back to the 1920s and serves as a memorial and museum for and about Hungarian Jews that were murdered in The Holocaust. While largely focused on Jews, the museum also mentions the discrimination and killings of Gypsies, homosexuals, and the disabled.[1] It is located in Budapest, Hungary.[2]

The Holocaust Memorial Center is a former synagogue, the Páva Synagogue, at 39 Páva Utca, Budapest. It is a national institution established by the Government in 1999 and renovated and opened as the memorial and museum in 2004. It is the first Holocaust Memorial Center in Central Europe founded by state.[3] The museum was designed by architect István Mányi and Attila Gáti. Architecturally, the building is asymmetrical. A set of stairs lead visitors to the exhibitions, meant to "symbolize the distorted and twisted time of The Holocaust."[4] There are permanent and temporary exhibits, and a research center.[2] The research center offers people to search for their family member and have the chance to add to the list of names, increasing their database.

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  1. ^ Kaufman, Rachelle. "An American Jew in Budapest" Kaufman Green Guides, 2015
  2. ^ a b Hewitt, Rick Steves & Cameron (2009). Rick Steves' Budapest (1st ed.). Berkeley, Calif.: Avalon Travel. ISBN 9781598802177.
  3. ^ "The Public Foundation - Holokauszt Emlékközpont". hdke.hu. Retrieved 2018-09-25.
  4. ^ Lisiak, Agata Anna (2010). Urban cultures in (post)colonial Central Europe. West Lafayette, Ind.: Purdue University Press. ISBN 9781557535733.

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