Exhibition In Budapest Honours World Famous Jews

  • 14 Apr 2015 9:00 AM
Exhibition In Budapest Honours World Famous Jews
Mazsihisz opened a temporary exhibition of statues of world-renowned Hungarian Jewish scientists, artists and public personalities outside the Dohány utca synagogue in Budapest on Monday. The figures include Makó-born journalist and publisher József Pulitzer, poet Miklós Radnóti, writer and literary historian Antal Szerb, writer Jen Rejtõ, pharmacist Gedeon Richter, industrialist Manfréd Weisz, Vilmos Vázsonyi, justice minister in the third Wekerle cabinet, illusionist and escapologist Harry Houdini, Olympic champion sabre fencer Attila Petschauer and architect Marcell Komor.

Mazsihisz president András Heisler told the opening ceremony that the ten Hungarian Jews had been selected on the basis of their value-creating activity.

The exhibition runs through May 20.

Source: Hungary Around the Clock

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MTI photo: Koszticsák Szilárd

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