Nonetheless, Jews were forced into a ghetto. By war's end 550,000 were murdered by their own people, the Hungarians, and the Nazis.
Today there are approximately 80,000 Jewish people living in Budapest and a total of 100,000 in all of Hungary.
Many motion pictures have been made that attempt to bring the horror and reality of the Holocaust to modern audiences. "The Last Days" (compare prices) documentary produced by Steven Spielberg visits 5 surviving Hungarian Jews and follows them back to locations where they narrowly escaped the fate of their countrymen. This recommended film helps to explain how much was lost during those terrible years.
These pictures show parts of Jewish Budapest today, a shadow of its former self.
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|Great Synagogue of Budapest||Visiting the Great Synagogue||Great Synagogue Interior||Holy Ark of the Great Synagogue|
|Great Synagogue Courtyard Cemetery||Raoul Wallenberg Memorial||Memorial of the Hungarian Jewish Martyrs||Shoes on the Danube Promenade|
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