Ghetto Wall Remains Budapest

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The famous Jewish quarter of Budapest is full of secrets and reminds me of a beautiful but chaotic jewelry box. I like walking in its streets and have noticed rapid changes happening to it since 2010 when I lived here. A party district with ruin pubs, bars, and hostels nowadays, it also has a lot of references to the Jewish history of Budapest. These places and details can be spotted only if you pay careful attention, be it Chevra Shas-Lubavitch synagogue hidden in the depth of a courtyard, kosher restaurants, or golden cobblestones on the ground in front of the house from where the Jews were taken during the Holocaust.

Yes, this quarter was the infamous Jewish Ghetto in 1944-1945 and was the only one surrounded by a wall from November 44 until January 45 when the Soviet Red Army liberated the Ghetto. Now, you may be asking what happened to the wall and if there is anything left of it. The wooden parts were the first ones to be demolished, but it took quite some time to destroy it completely, the last part was demolished only in 2006. But, 2 years later a piece of the wall was reconstructed in its original place in the backyard of Király St. If you are lucky and the door is open, you can enter and come closer to this sad memorial. Otherwise, the entrance gate door has a small square opening through which you can peak at the wall.

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Mária from Budapest

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Address

Budapest, Király u. 15, 1075 Hungary, Budapest

Opening Times

24 hours daily

Price

Free
Last Changed Date: 2016-05-19 11:45:13 +0200 (Thu, 19 May 2016)