Category Archives: Jewish quarter

district 7 of Budapest

Shoes Memorial

The online version of the magazine Architecture Digest has chosen the Holocaust memorial of Budapest as the second most important public sculpture on a list of 13. Check the list here. Find the story of the shoes here.

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Ghetto Memorial

This year Budapest commemorates the 70th year of the formation of its ghetto. Péter Sugár and the Szövetség ’39 Group’s installation makes you stop for a moment and think about those dark times. On the steel wall the text appears … Continue reading

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Budapest ghetto

January 18th 1945. The ghetto in Budapest is liberated. 67 years ago… Commemoration in the Dohany street synagogue 10:00 – 11:30 am. Speaks: Robert Frolich rabbi, sings Gabor Szilagyi cantor. Event open to the public.

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Raoul Wallenberg 1912 – 2012

On January 17th in the Hungarian National Museum the Raoul Wallenberg Memorial Year was launched. Hosts of the event: minister for Foreign Affairs in Hungary Janos Martonyi and in Sweden Carl Bildt, guest of honor Yoseph Peled minister from Israel. … Continue reading

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Hanukkah in Budapest

In the Budapest Jewish quarter this year visitors are expected on 18 scenes with over 100 events to celebrate Hannukkah. Music, exhibitions, theater performances, film festival – some of many options. Tuesday, on 20th, at the corner of Kiraly and … Continue reading

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old-new Budapest 2

The Kazinczy street has been restored. New pavement on the street, strolling there feels a little better now. The renovation of the orthodox synagogue has been finished now from outside too. Check out the pictures here (Hungarian article). Picture from … Continue reading

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old-new Budapest 1

lamp on a house in Kazinczy street When you walk the streets of Budapest, don’t forget lo look up. Every brick tells a story. This picture was taken in district 7, commonly called the Jewish quarter, official name: Elisabeth’s town, … Continue reading

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