Jewish Heritage Europe

Museums, Memorials & Cultural Institutions


Bela Lajta Virtual Archives

Web site and database relating to the work of the prominent Hungarian Jewish architect Bela Lajta, whose work included synagogue and ceremonial hall designs, sculptural tombs, a Jewish school in Budapest and other significant buildings.

Judaica Hungarica — Nemenyi Erno Society

Project devoted to the documentation of Hungarian synagogues.

Testimonies of Hungarian Holocaust Survivors

Many documents, transcripts and other material recording the personal stories of approximately 5000 Hungarian Holocaust survivors recorded in 1945-1946.


Center for Jewish Studies

ELTE (Eotvos Lorand University)
Múzeum krt. 4/F
Tel.: +36 (1) 411-6749

Hungarian Jewish Museum and Archive

Dohany u. 2
H-1077 Budapest

Click here for contact info

Medieval synagogue

Tancsics Mihaly 26

A small ground-floor chapel, from the end of the 14th century, that now can be visited in May through October  as part of the Castle Museum. It has inscriptions on its walls and there is a display of Medieval and Turkish-era Jewish gravestones.

Holocaust Memorial and Documentation Center

Pava u. 39.
IX Budapest
Tel: +36 1 455 3333

Jewish Studies Program, Central Europe University (CEU)

Nádor utca 9., 1051 Budapest, Hungary
Tel: (+36 1) 327 3000 / 2086

Jewish Studies specialization is integrated into the broader degree programs of the History Department, Medieval Studies Department, and the Nationalism Studies Program. The specialization is offered in the one- and two-year M.A. programs of all these departments. Advanced students can pursue their studies in the PhD programs of the Doctoral School of History.

Jewish Theological Seminary/ University of Jewish Studies

Berkocsis u. 2.
Tel: +36 1 317 2396
Library Tel: +36 1 267 5415

Mazsike (Hungarian Jewish Cultural Association)

Revay u. 16
VI Budapest
Tel: +36-1/311-6665

Established in 1988 as one of the first independent Jewish civic and cultural organizations. It publishes the Jewish magazine Szombat


An association aimed at preserving buildings in the downtown Jewish quarters of Budapest

Who Lived Here, Who Built Here

Interactive web site about buildings in Budapest designed by Jewish architects or construted by Jewish builders. A project of OVAS!





Kertesz Istvan Foundation (Permanent Exhibit/Museum)

Rakoczi ut 12
2660 Balassagyarmat
Tel: +36 30 583 2186 (Hungarian only: for English, contact the translator, Tel: +36 30 430 6779 – Email:

Dedicated to preserving Jewish heritage, the Foundation has mapped, photographed and documented all the grave markers in the  Jewish cemetery and in 2000 established the Ipoly Region Jewish Collection and Exhibition, a small museum that includes exhibits on local Jewish history and traditions. The Museum is housed  in the former Chevra Kadisha, a small peak-roofed building with a red and white facade, located at 24 Hunyadi u., 2660 Balassagyarmat.


In the Footsteps of the Wonder Rabbis 

Permanent exhibition and study center (and inn) in the restored synagogue and rabbi’s house/Yeshiva next door.


Sopron Museum — Medieval Synagogue

Uj utca 22-24
9400 Sopron
Tel: +36 (0) 99 311-327


Shoah & Jewish History Museum and Visitors’ Center

Batthyány tér 9
Tel: +36 (0) 94 505 033

Eye to Eye exhibit

Jewish Cultural Centre
17th Zrínyi Ilona str.
Tel: +36 30 434 7570