Hungarian Jews

While much of my trip has been a celebration, we were compelled to remember the sad history of the Jewish communities of Budapest.  During the Holocaust, over 400,000 Jews were deported from Hungary within a matter of months.  The Synagogue and Museum offer reminders that we must never forget.  The ramifications of this “final solution” is that there are very few Jewish communities left in Hungary–where as they used to be a significant part of the population and inhabit a large part of the city.  Many of the very few Jewish families left in Hungary are still afraid to worship, tell others of their faith, or live in area at all.

The monuments we saw were moving and remind me that even amongst the horror, there were those who helped save others’ lives while risking their own.

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