Jewish Ghetto Memorial Wall Dedicated In Budapest

  • 3 Oct 2014 9:00 AM
Jewish Ghetto Memorial Wall Dedicated In Budapest
A memorial wall recalling Budapest’s wartime Jewish ghetto was dedicated in the Seventh District on Thursday, with an interactive map showing the history of the quarter. The project was funded by the United Hungarian Jewish Religious Community (EMIH) and the district council.

In a speech, Budapest mayor István Tarlós spoke of “a shared commemoration and hope” that the world in which the ghetto was built will never come back.

EMIH leading rabbi Slomó Köves said the wall, at Dohány utca 32, was built where a ghetto wall stood, but also in a place where hundreds of Hungarian Jewish children today study János Arany’s poem Toldi as well as the Talmud.

Source: Hungary Around the Clock

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MTI photo: Máthé Zoltán

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