Monday, 5 August 2019

BUDAPEST GREAT SYNAGOGUE

Mijn dochter stuurde me foto's van haar bezoekje aan de grote synagoge van Boedapest. Ik mag ze delen. Ze  schreef:

"We zijn nu bij de grootste synagoge van Europa. Wat je hier ziet (foto 3) is de bekende kandelaar. Op elke tak zitten bladeren met daarop de namen van de omgekomen Joden, tijdens de hongersnood en de oorlog. het waren er 600.000. Dus 10 procent van alle Joden die omkwamen tijdens de holocaust kwam uit Hongarije."

Moniek sent me pictures of her (their) visit to the great synagogue in Budapest. I would like to share them on my blog. For the synagogue it is advisable to wear knee length dress/skirt or trousers. R. wore a kipah and Moniek wore a long skirt over her shorts. She was deeply impressed by the synagogue and history.






Hieronder: Mo bij de Levensboom (een omgekeerde menora) met 4000 blaadjes met daarop de namen van de 600.000 in de Tweede Wereldoorlog vermoorde Joden uit Hongarije. Op de dubbele zwarte boog staat: Is er een grotere pijn dan die van mij?

It is not customary to have a cemetery next to a synagogue, and the establishment of the 3,000 m2cemetery was only the result of historical circumstances. In 1944, as a part of the Eichmann-plan, 70,000 Jews were relocated to the Ghetto of Pest. Until 18 January 1945, when the Russians liberated the ghetto, around 8,000 to 10,000 people had died, although, one part of the deceased were transferred to the Kozma Street Cemetery, but 2,000 people were buried in the makeshift cemetery. In memory of those who had died, there is a memorial by the sculptor, Imre Varga, depicting a weeping willow with the names and tattoo numbers of the dead and disappeared just behind the Synagogue, in the Raoul Wallenberg Holocaust Memorial Park. (Source Wikipedia)



Opdat wij niet vergeten.

18 comments:

  1. Impressive building! It is horrifying that this was allowed to happen. Thank God for the Russians.

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  2. It is staggering to read of the alacrity with which the Hungarians delivered the Jews to the Nazis for transport to the gas chambers. Virtually all of Hungarian jewry was exterminated. It is very disturbing indeed to see the current rise of nationalism and xenophobia in that country, with strong overtones of fascism. History repeats itself all too often.

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  3. I have very good friends who now live in Dallas who are Jewish. Their wedding in what was then Rhodesia I will never forget, so different. Having said that they are still harassed all the time because of their religion, so sad. Enjoy your week Diane

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  4. I intend to visit the place. Raoul Wallenberg saved thousands of hungarian jews by using his diplomatic access to the issuing of passports at the swedish embassy in Budapest where he worked.

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  5. Beautiful, but sad history, we must never forget! Thank you for sharing.
    Sue

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  6. A magnificent synagogue and monument that holding a gloomy history.

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  7. So sad that awful things do happen. That synagogue is lovely!!
    Thank you for visiting my blog. I appreciate it.

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  8. One day I hope to visit Budapest and this synagogue. Very sad things that happened to the Jewish people as just one example of man's wickedness toward other men and women of other faiths and races

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  9. This is a place I hope to visit as well. The sense of history comes across in your daughter's photos.
    Amalia
    xo

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  10. Mooi dat je het zo kan delen Aritha.

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  11. Mooie foto's en filmpje van deze synagoge.
    Zeer triest wat er allemaal is gebeurd in de oorlog.
    Groetjes Irma

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  12. Om bij stil te staan... inderdaad...

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  13. Heel indrukwekkend.

    Groettie van Patricia.

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  14. Hoi Aritha,
    Mooie foto's van je dochter daar in Budapest.
    Bijzonder om te zien die synagoge.
    Ze zal het daar best naar haar zin hebben.

    Groetjes, Marco

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  15. A very touching and interesting post. Great photos. Have a blessed day. Madeline

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  16. Love the Tree of Life with all the names - a very meaningful statue! Yes, we never should forget!

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  17. Mooi Aritha, erg indrukwekkend.
    Groet Kees,

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