At the occasion of the exhibited eight original photos by Robert Capa, the legendary photographer born 100 years ago, his life and the daily routines of war correspondents will be discussed starting from 5 p.m. A closing guided tour of the “After-Images, Unforgettable Lives from the 20th Century” exhibition will follow at 6 p.m., marking the shutting down of the periodic display that was opened since April. From 7 p.m., András Réz will share his deliberations on the meanings of depicting Jewishness in movies. Visitors may benefit of the several guided tours of the permanent exhibition, the first one starting from 8 p.m. Only for this occasion, several specific items from the collection of the Memorial Center will be also on display.
The Vienna Wiesenthal Institute for Holocaust Studies, in the framework of the Simon Wiesenthal Lectures will stage a presentation by Atina Grossmann titled A Lost Holocaust Story: Jewish Refugees in the Soviet Union and Iran during World War II. The lecture will take place at the rooftop foyer of the Hof- und Staatsarchivs, at Minoritenplatz 1, 1010 Wien from 18:30 to 20:00, on Thursday, June 13, 2013.
An exhibition titled “To me there’s no other choice - Raoul Wallenberg” opened in Mechelen, Belgium, at Kazerne Dossin, a Memorial, Museum and Documentation Centre on Holocaust and Human Rights in May 2013.
At the occasion of the World Red Cross Day, May 8, 2013, the Holocaust Memorial Center will screen a documentary film titled A Brave Swiss, on the life of Eduard Brunschweiler. The movie depicts the activities of the young textile industrialist who acted as a representative of the International Red Cross at the Pannonhalma Monastery at a crucial period of the Second World War.
The Holocaust Memorial Center in Budapest marks the National Memorial Day of the Hungarian Victims of the Holocaust with a whole day program on April 16. From morning to evening, the responsible staff of the namesdatabase and of the collection welcomes visitors, especially those arriving with personal information or documents from the period that could contribute to further identifications and recording persons on the Wall of Victims.
Radu Ioanid, Director of the International Archival Program, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum visited the Holocaust Memorial Center on March 6, 2013. The expert, whose field of studies focuses on Central Europe, and particularly on the Holocaust in Romania, discussed with the management of our institution the modalities of cooperation and other aspects related to Holocaust studies.
Rabbi Abraham Cooper, associate dean of the Simon Wiesenthal Center’s H.Q. in Los Angeles visited the Holocaust Memorial Center in Budapest on March 5, 2013. Prof. György Haraszti, chairman of the board of the Holocaust Documentation Center and Memorial Collection Public Foundation, Prof. Szabolcs Szita, acting director of the Holocaust Memorial Center, and his deputy, János Botos have briefed the visitor on the ongoing research and educational activities of the institution.
Starting by March 2013, the Holocaust Memorial Center and the Zwack Unicum Heritage Visitors' Centre in Budapest, which also includes the Zwack Sample Shop and Family Museum, will issue joint visitors tickets. The tickets, on discount price, will be valid both for the exhibition displaying the Zwack family history and the exhibit of the Holocaust Memorial Center. By introducing this option, favorable for visitors, the two institutions aim at providing a complemented history of the Holocaust, enriched by a comprehensive overview of the development of industry and culture, through the highlights of the 200-years long saga of the Zwack family.
At the Holocaust Remembrance Day Commemoration in the Holocaust Memorial Center, Prof. Dr. Máté Szabó, Commissioner for Fundamental Rights called for global efforts against totalitarian regimes and all forms of political violence.