Frequently Asked Questions

Listed below are several frequently asked questions (and indeed, the replies) that emerge often related to the activities of the Holocaust Memorial Center. The list expands constantly, reflecting the visitors’ interest for the subject. If you have a question, which you find to be of public interest, please send it to the addresses listed in the Contacts menu. 

How many persons died in the Holocaust and what is the number of the Hungarian victims?

The estimations of the number of victims of the Jewish Holocaust in Europe vary between five to six millions. Some ten percent of them were from Hungary, some 5 to 6 hundred thousand.

I have encountered various names of the institution in the press.

The correct name of the institution is Holocaust Memorial Center, in Hungarian Holokauszt Emlékközpont. The name of the foundation operating the institution is Holocaust Documentation Center Memorial Collection Public Foundation, the Hungarian acronym for it is HDKE.

How can be names included to the list of identified victims?

Identification of more than half a million of victims of the Hungarian Holocaust requires persistent research efforts. At this moment, names of some 175,000 victims are engraved to the Wall.

Work on further identification of the names continues. It will be impossible to identify each and every victim, thus anonym, symbolic nametags are also placed on the Wall.

Visitors of the Memorial Center and visitors of the Center’s website can search the digital database of the victims. By filling in the Personal Data Form of the victims and returning it to our Institution, relatives or persons that have information about the victim, can initiate engraving the name to the Wall.